UK rockers The Struts have announced their new album Strange Days, out October 16th.
Along with the album, the band also shared the record’s title track featuring Robbie Williams, who they dubbed as one of their musical heroes. The song recently made its live debut during their drive-in show in Philadelphia.
Talking about the new song frontman Luke Spiller says “I was doing Quarantine Radio and Robbie hit me up out of the blue asking if we could talk. We ended up Face-Timing for about two hours the first time we’d ever spoken, talking about life and music and UFOs and everything else you can think of. I asked if he’d like to work together at some point, and while we were making the album he graciously let us come over and record him singing on his front porch.”
The Struts and Williams will perform the new song on Soccer Aid for Unicef live on ITV this Sunday (September 6th).
The new album was recorded during quarantine over the course of ten days with producer Jon Levine, who they previously worked with on Young & Dangerous. Tom Morello, members of Def Leppard, and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. also appear on the album.
“It was so much fun to make a record this way instead of getting everything done in between touring, working with multiple producers in multiple countries,” says Spiller. “We were all just burning to capture that excitement as much as we possibly could, and at times it felt like the songs were literally just falling from the sky. It was undoubtedly a magical ten days for us-and I hope when people hear the album, it gives them a taste of that magic too.”
Check out the new song below and pre-order Strange Days here.
Last week, The Struts shared their new single “Another Hit of Showmanship,” which appears on the upcoming LP.
1. Strange Days (with Robbie Williams)
2. All Dressed Up (With Nowhere to Go)
3. Do You Love Me
4. I Hate How Much I Want You (With Phill Collen & Joe Elliot of Def Leppard)
5. Wild Child (With Tom Morello)
7. Burn It Down
8. Another Hit of Showmanship (with Albert Hammond Jr)
9. Can’t Sleep
10. Am I Talking to the Champagne (Or Talking to You)