ROYAL BLOOD PREVIEW NEW LP WITH STRIKING ‘LIGHTS OUT’ VIDEO
By Jon Blistein, RollingStone
British rock duo Royal Blood unveiled a striking video for “Lights Out,” the lead single off their upcoming album, How Did We Get So Dark?, out June 16th via Warner Bros. Records.
The clip finds bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher performing the song in an empty room that slowly fills with water. As the pair hit the first chorus of “Lights Out,” a horde of bodies burst out of invisible pools on the floor, ceiling and walls. During a raucous instrumental section, the room is cast in a deep red light and Thatcher and Kerr continue to play in the waist high water as dancers move around them.
How Did We Get So Dark? follows Royal Blood’s 2014 self-titled debut, which debuted in the Top Five of the Billboard 200 and made fast fans out of Jimmy Page and the Foo Fighters, who tapped the band as an opener on their 2015 tour.
Royal Blood wrote the instrumentals for How Did We Get So Dark? during sessions in Brighton, England, Los Angeles and Nashville. The band began cutting the album in Brussels last November with producer Joylon Thomas and finished it London with co-producer Tom Dalgety. How Did We Get So Dark? is available to pre-order digitally, and on CD, vinyl and cassette.
Royal Blood have several U.S. festival dates scheduled for this summer, including stops at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.
How Did We Get So Dark? Track List
1. “How Did We Get So Dark?”
2. “Lights Out”
3. “I Only Lie When I Love You”
4. “She’s Creeping”
5. “Look Like You Know”
6. “Where Are You Now?”
7. “Don’t Tell”
8. “Hook, Line and Sinker”
9. “Hole In Your Heart”
This article originally appeared on RollingStone.