Royal Blood have shared their blistering new single, ‘Typhoons’.
This thunderous effort is the second single – and the title track from their forthcoming third album – that the Brighton band has revealed will be available on April 30th. It is a gut-punching effort that hints towards an explosive record from the group who seemed to have gained an extra dynamic to their sound and have produced an utter floor filler with ‘Typhoons’. The track takes off sonically from where lead single, ‘Trouble’s Coming’, left off and suggests that the new album is kickstarting a refreshing new chapter for Royal Blood.
Speaking to Radio X about the new album and the two singles, frontman Mike Kerr commented: “We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” the singer noted. “That’s what sparked the creativity on the new album, the chasing of that feeling. We realised 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.”
Speaking of the single, Royal Blood said in a statement: “‘Typhoons’ is what it sounds like to be truly lost in your own thoughts to a hellish extent but also about how dark spells, much like storms are not permanent. This song was one of those special moments where the process didn’t resemble writing whatsoever. More like being tethered to the earth, receiving holy lightning.”
There’s only so much you can do in a band with just two members and Royal Blood knew that something had to evolve in their sound for this album, which they have pulled off on both ‘Typhoons’ and ‘Trouble’s Coming’. It sounds fresh and exciting, if they chose to go down the route which they had gained considerable success with on their first two records and preached to the choir again, there would be a chance that their sound would have got stale.
There isn’t much difference between their first two albums, which could easily be one collective piece of work and 2017’s How Did We Get So Dark? was a low-risk manoeuvre that didn’t see the group significantly challenge themselves. However, seemingly Royal Blood have finally expanded their sound, and the risk has paid off.