Royal Blood Blast Back With ‘Trouble’s Coming’

It's a beats-driven return...

Royal Blood have shared their new single 'Trouble's Coming'.

The duo went into the studio last year, eager to forge a follow up to 2017's 'How Did We Get So Dark?'.

Working at The Church and Sleeper Sounds in London, Royal Blood turned towards electronic music as a point of reference.

Citing Daft Punk, Justice, and the late Philippe Zdar in the press release, new single 'Trouble's Coming' lays it all out for fans.

An explosive return, it blasts out of the speakers, with the sharp digital augmentations adding something distinctive.

As vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr explains: "It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising 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."

He adds: "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."

Tune in now.

Royal Blood's new album will follow in 2021.

Photo Credit: Dean Martindale

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