Acclaimed alt-pop duo Cults have announced the release of their fifth full-length studio album, To The Ghosts, to be released July 26th. Pre Save the album HERE. The NY-based duo comprised of multi-instrumentalists Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, confidently and clearly perfect their vision with the cinematic To the Ghosts.

Along with today’s album announcement, Cults dropped “Left My Keys” – the second captivating track to be released from the forthcoming album. Listen to “Left My Keys” HERE. Ethereal guitar wraps around a hypnotic backbeat, while the synths shimmer, and Madeline exhales, “I can feel it happening again.”

“It’s about growing up and feeling like you’re being left behind,” she reveals. “You think you’re missing out on things and not accomplishing enough. You get a little bit older and realise you don’t care anymore. All those things you were worried about don’t matter. You become comfortable where you are. It’s freeing to let go of the feeling that you need to be a part of something.”

“It’s a bright spot,” Brian goes on. “With this being To the Ghosts, ‘Left My Keys’ is dedicated to the ghost of your high school memories with an element of fondness.”

The band will be playing a stretch of high-profile shows including their own U.S. headline summer tour kicking off August 1st, a stop at Lollapalooza on August 4th, and coveted opening slot supporting Vampire Weekend in the fall. See below for a complete Cults tour itinerary.

To The Ghosts was meticulously crafted; the earliest ideas dated back to the pandemic when they wrote music on weekdays from 10am-5pm with no deadlines or distractions. The album was written and recorded in Brian’s apartment, before travelling to Los Angeles in 2022 to collaborate with longtime producer and trusted creative confidant Shane Stoneback, because “nobody can read our minds like he can,” jests Madeline. To the Ghosts was co-produced by Cults & Shane Stoneback, mixed by John Congleton, and mastered by Heba Kadry NYC.

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