British indie-pop trailblazers The Kooks release brand new single ‘Cold Heart’, from their upcoming sixth studio album, ‘10 TRACKS TO ECHO IN THE DARK’. The full LP will be released on July 22nd via Lonely Cat / AWAL Recordings, and is a fresh sounding, electronic-tinged evolution of their iconic sound.
Of the track, frontman Luke Pritchard said: “Very excited to drop ‘cold heart’ out into the world this week. The song is about reaching forgiveness and humour when you finally have some perspective. At the end of the track we bring in the incredibly talented kids choir to represent the inner child talking to our future selves. Musically it was fun to incorporate some new progressive sounds to the mix but with the DNA of the band we’ve always had. We wanna make people dance with this one. We’ve all Been there with someone who is compelling but unreachable, hope you all dig the track!”
The band have taken a fresh approach to releasing the album; being released in three parts, the first two parts consisting of 3-track EP releases and the final part adding a further four tracks to the full album release.
After a worldwide arena tour, the release of their 2018 UK Top Ten album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ saw the band topping the bill at festivals across Europe and at home. The streaming boom had opened up The Kooks to a new audience of young fans who loved their distinctive brand of indie pop and were itching to see them play live.
‘10 TRACKS TO ECHO IN THE DARK’ will be released on
July 22nd – Pre-order here.
‘BEAUTIFUL WORLD – ECHO IN THE DARK PART II’ – listen here
‘CONNECTION – ECHO IN THE DARK PART I’ out now – listen here.