TIME Music

The Black Keys’ New Track “Fever” Lives Up to Its Name: Listen

The Black Keys' new album, Turn Blue, drops May 13

+ READ ARTICLE

When you make your fans wait three years for a new song, you set yourself up for a backlash. Unless, of course, the song is really good. The Black Keys have just released their first new material from their upcoming album — and there’s little doubt that fans of the Ohio rockers will love it.

On “Fever”, bandmembers Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney teamed up with producer Danger Mouse to craft a psychedelic stomper with an incredibly irresistible melody. It bodes well for the direction of the Black Keys’s eighth studio album, which they announced a few days ago via Mike Tyson’s Twitter feed. (No, really). Turn Blue, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning El Camino, is due out May 13th via Nonesuch Records.

“We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record — not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either,” Carney said of the album in a press release. “On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Listen to “Fever” up top.

Turn Blue tracklist:

01. Weight of Love
02. In Time
03. Turn Blue
04. Fever
05. Year in Review
06. Bullet in the Brain
07. It’s Up to You Now
08. Waiting on Words
09. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Away

Black Keys 2014 tour dates:

05/16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
06/20 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, @ Germany Southside Festival
06/22 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/24 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
06/27 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)
06/28 – Beuningen, Holland @ Down The Rabbit Hole
06/29 – Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury
07/02 – Gdansk, Poland @ Open’er Festival
07/04 – Pas-de-Calais, France @ Main Square Festival
07/05 – Werchter, Belgium @ Festivalpark Werchter
07/06 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockennes
07/08 – Rome, Italy @ Rock In Rome
07/11 – Lisboa, Portugal @ Optimus Alive
07/12 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao – BBK Live
07/15 – Nîmes, France @ Festival de Nîmes
07/17 – Les Vieilles Charrues, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
07/20 – Suffolk, U.K. @ Latitude Festival

MORE: Wrathschild Make Epic ’80s Movie Pop With Debut Single “Fall Into Love”: Listen

MORE: HAERTS’ “Call My Name” Is the Perfect AM Radio Dream: Listen

Your browser, Internet Explorer 8 or below, is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites.

Learn how to update your browser
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 46,469 other followers