Cage The Elephant have released their music video for “Black Madonna,” the most recent single off their album Social Cues. The video, directed by lead singer Matt Shultz, and edited by Michael Rees entirely over Zoom, is made up of a collage of new, live, and behind the scenes footage from the band.
Watch the video for “Black Madonna” HERE
“Black Madonna” the song is Cage The Elephants 5th single to go #1 at AAA Mediabase, 6th Single to go #1 at AAA Billboard/BDS, and the 3rd single off Social Cues to go Top 5 and Top 3 at Alternative. Cage the Elephant is the first band in over a decade to score three #1 singles on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart from the same album. Read the chart story HERE. Additionally, the song is the band’s 12th top 10 on Billboard’s all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart.
Cage The Elephant won their second Grammy Award for 2020’s Best Rock Album with Social Cues (RCA). The band ‘s won 2017’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY for Tell Me I’m Pretty and was nominated in 2015 for Best Alternative Music Album for Melophobia.
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky that formed in 2006. They relocated to London, England in 2008 before their first album was released. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Matt Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath, guitarist and keyboardist Matthan Minster, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion. Lincoln Parish served as the band’s lead guitarist from their formation in 2006 until December 2013, when he left on good terms to pursue a career in producing. The band’s first album, Cage the Elephant, was released in 2008 to much success, spawning several successful radio singles and gained the band a large following in both the United States and the United Kingdom. It was influenced by classic rock, funk, and blues music.
The band’s second album, Thank You, Happy Birthday, was heavily influenced by punk rock as well as bands such as Pixies and Nirvana. The band’s third album, Melophobia, was the band’s concerted effort to find its own distinct musical identity. Cage the Elephant’s fourth album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, produced by Dan Auerbach, was released on December 18, 2015. The band released a live album, Unpeeled, on July 28, 2017. Their fifth studio album, Social Cues, was released on April 19, 2019. They won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album twice, in 2017 for Tell Me I’m Pretty and in 2020 for Social Cues.