Cage The Elephant: New song, new album, same amazing Grammy award winning band. Oh it's a good day! I love this band and am beyond thrilled that they get the accolades and positive response that they do. If you needed a bright spot in this nearly unbearable winter, let their new upbeat song "Ready To let Go" be it.
Playing this new song right out of the gate is something we do here at Alt 92.9 especially for an artist like this...and I'm proud have been the one to give them their first spin on Alt 92.9. From their 5th album Social Cues, the follow up to their GRAMMY®-winning album Tell Me I’m Pretty, check out "Ready To Let Go" below.
The video was directed by lead singer Matt Shultz:
Get "Ready To Let Go" from the Upcoming Album 'Social Cues' Now!
Social Cues is due April 19th via RCA Records but it is available for pre-order today (1/31).
Here's more info about CTE and Social Cues:
The majority of the material on Social Cues was written during the unravelling of Shultz’s relationship. In order make sense of such a difficult experience, he explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story. He explains, “it can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront.” He went on to say, "when I'm creating, I try to put myself in a reactive state of improvisational thought. I let images just arise in my mind and wait for it to evoke an emotional response and then when it does, I know I'm on to something. I was watching a lot of Fassbinder films, like World on a Wire and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. I was thinking about their beauty coupled with the graphic surrealism of Aronofsky.”
Deeply inspired by punk music, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz began playing music in high-school with fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor. Shortly after forming the band, they made the bold move to London to begin their career. Their self-titled debut album gained them international attention, catapulting them up the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts and achieving Platinum certification. Cage the Elephant has released three additional studio albums - 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday, the Gold-certified Melophobia and the GRAMMY®-winning Tell Me I’m Pretty. At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most #1 Alternative songs of any artist this decade. Their most recent release was their expansive live album, Unpeeled, which found the band performing stripped down and backed by a string quartet and a choir. Based in Nashville, Cage The Elephant is vocalist Matt Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and keyboardist Matthan Minster.
Cage The Elephant will headline Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta on May 4th. More 2019 dates will be announced soon.