CAGE THE ELEPHANT - SOCIAL CUES Vinyl LP
Cage The Elephant is back with its fifth studio album, Social Cues. The lead single by everyone's favorite Kentucky rockers is "Ready to Let Go." The album is the follow-up to the group's Grammy-winning Tell Me I'm Pretty from 2015, and their 2017 live album, Unpeeled. There are 13 tracks in total on the forthcoming LP, including a collaboration with Beck titled, "Night Running."
Recording took in both Nashville (Battle Tapes Recording, Blackbird Studio) and Los Angeles (The Village Recording Studio), and production was handled by John Hill, known for his work with Florence and the Machine and Portugal. The Man. Tom Elmhirst was tapped to mix, while Randy Merrill mastered the project in New York.
Social Cues was written while frontman Matt Shultz was grappling with the dissolution of a relationship. In an effort to better sort through everything, he "explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story," according to a statement.
"It can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront," Shutlz explains. "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."