Listen: Cage The Elephant unveil melancholic new track ‘Goodbye’

'Social Cues' is set for release on April 19

After dropping their silky collaborative track with Beck called “Night Running,” Cage The Elephant has revealed a new melancholic ballad, “Goodbye.”

The yearning, spacey tune opens with a muted piano intro, as the song builds slowly and softly, adding in sparse instrumentals like delicate violin strings and a distant, hollow beat. The somber, reverb-heavy track has a sort of heartbreaking resonance as frontman Matt Schultz sings lyrics like, “My pretty bird, my favourite lullaby/ How’d I become the thorn in your side/ All your laughter turned into a cry/ It’s alright, goodbye, goodbye.”

Listen to “Goodbye” below.

Cage The Elephant’s forthcoming album Social Cues is set for release on April 19th.
Lead photo courtesy of Neil Krug.