Royal Blood have shared their ominous new video for their latest single “Trouble’s Coming.”
Directed by LX, the clip sees a bloodied Mike Kerr facing down himself while drummer Ben Thatcher looms as a threatening force. Watch the video below.
The band released the groove-laden “Trouble’s Coming” last month marking their first new music since 2017’s How Did We Get So Dark? It marks a sonic departure for the band as they incorporate more disco and elements into their hard rock sound.
Talking about the song, Kerr said “It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realizing that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat. Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning: Daft Punk, Justice, things that were really groove-orientated. It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”
“When we first broke out, there were only two elements to the band,” added Thatcher. “I didn’t just have to carry the beat, I’d have to color in the changes. We were both bearing a lot of freight, sonically. But this was a different challenge; less varied, maybe, but so satisfying as a drummer.”
Royal Blood is currently working on their third album, which will be released Spring 2021.