Royal Blood have shared the title track of their third studio album, Typhoons.
The single notably takes on a groovier direction as compared to the distortion-heavy, garage rock sound usually produced by the band. Sonically, “Typhoons” picks up where the band left off with the previously released single “Trouble’s Coming,” as they aim to reconnect with the electronic music acts—such as Daft Punk, Justice and the late Philippe Zdar—who inspired their 2014 self-titled debut album.
“We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” Kerr said in a statement. “That’s what sparked the creativity on the new album, the chasing of that feeling. It’s weird, though—if you think back to [2014 single] ‘Figure it Out,’ it kind of contains the embryo of this album. We realized that we didn’t have to completely destroy what we’d created so far; we just had to shift it, change it. On paper, it’s a small reinvention. But when you hear it, it sounds so fresh.”
Typhoon is the follow-up to the British duo’s 2017 album How Did We Get So Dark? which featured the songs “Lights Out” and “I Only Lie When I Love You.” Their new album will arrive on April 30.
In 2020, Royal Blood joined forces with Run the Jewels for a remix of the latter’s track “The Ground Below.”
Listen to “Typhoons” here: