The Struts Unveil New Single ‘Pretty Vicious’

The Struts have shared the title track from their forthcoming album Pretty Vicious.

“It was a completely instant track,” frontman Luke Spiller says of recording the new song. The track starts opens with Spiller crooning, “When you talk and everybody listens / and you walk and everybody whispers,” in a sultry tone. “Those lyrics were very instinctual,” he adds. “They aren’t super clever, but they felt right. It’s more about the vocal delivery. That’s what makes it dark and sexy. It’s not overthought. It felt great from the moment we started to write it.”

An acoustic version of the song was released on the band’s live EP Unplugged at EastWest, released earlier this year. The demo also went viral on TikTok after the band shared it online. “For me, it’s the best song on the album,” Spiller says. “It’s something we’ve never done before, and it has this undeniable mood to it. I still go back and listen to it purely for pleasure.”

Listen to the song below.

The band recently performed the song on Good Morning America.

Pretty Vicious comes out on November 3rd. Pre-order it here.

The Struts recently appeared on Good Morning America to perform the new single. In November, they’ll hit the road in support of Pretty Vicious. Before that, they’ll make an appearance at the Hoochennany Whiskey Festival in Geneseo, New York. See all their dates here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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