Indie-rock veterans Cold War Kids continue building their impressive musical catalogue, which over their seventeen years as a band has amassed them over half a billion streams.
Today the band released the third and final installment in their New Age Norms album trilogy. New Age Norms 3 showcases the band’s “extremely catchy, soulful R&B songs dressed up as jittery, piano-led indie-rock.” The record features their newest single “What You Say,” which frontman Nathan Willett performed for us live from his studio.
Describing the new song, Willett says “I think all of us want to reveal ‘our full selves’ to someone who truly understands. But when we do we expose ourselves to judgment, to criticism. So we don’t wanna give ourselves away too easily.”
“THAT’S WHY POETRY IS AWESOME, IT’S NOT POLITICIZING, IT SPEAKS TO OUR DEEPER, UNIVERSAL STUFF. WHAT YOU SAY IS A BIG DEAL, YOUR WORDS HAVE POWER.”
New Age Norms 3 is out today via AWAL Recordings.