Cage The Elephant have dropped their expansive new album Social Cues, which varies from deep cut grooves to stripped-back hits.
The record, which was recorded in a variety of studios in Nashville and Los Angeles, explores the heartbreaking conclusion of a personal relationship as frontman Matt Shultz toys with the idea of self-examination. The record ranges from raucous, gritty bangers like “Broken Boy” and “House of Glass” to painstaking, raw ballads like “Love’s The Only Way” and “Goodbye.” Every track is jam packed with dynamic, elaborate instrumentals as Shultz sings inquisitive lyrics with his grainy, crooning vocals.
“The title Social Cues, I think that we’ve all been subject to the idea of watching ourselves on a level of microaggressions and microactions, which has created a state of paranoia,” Shultz explained during an Indie88 album preview. “I think that we’re all looking at each other trying to pick up on the smallest little hint of how we’re supposed to present ourselves or act in public.”
Stream Social Cues below.
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