How Did We Get So Dark ?

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After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood’s released their eagerly anticipated second album on Warner Bros. Records.

The ten tracks were written in instrumental form during sessions in Brighton, Hollywood, Los Angeles and Nashville. Always trying to explore ways of stripping their enormous sound back to give it more space and impact, inspiration for the lyrics came from events in vocalist / bassist Mike Kerr’s life since the band first found huge success. In November 2016. Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, along with producer Jolyon Thomas, spent six weeks in a studio in Brussels that was decked out like a New York diner and featured a warehouse of antique gear. It was subsequently completed after a final session in London with their debut album’s co-producer Tom Dalgety.

There are times where Royal Blood are more visceral than ever – notably the gargantuan introduction to 'Hook, Line and Sinker' and also the intense denouement that brings 'Looks Like You Know' to a close. While the album finds Royal Blood refining their melodic might, there are other moments that fulfil their aim to create songs that will add new dimensions to their live sets. Adorned with Kerr’s falsetto, 'Don’t Tell' drops the intensity to mesmerising effect, while 'Where Are You Now? 'pulsates with a bounding energy that’s quite a step apart from anything else in their catalogue. The Royal Blood palette is also expanded with the complementary addition of piano or keyboards on four tracks, including the foreboding album closer Sleep.

How Did We Get So Dark?
Lights Out
I Only Lie When I Love You
She's Creeping
Look Like You Know
Where Are You Now?
Don't Tell
Line & Sinker
Hole In Your Heart
Format: LP
Label: Black Mammoth Records Warner Bros. Records
Catalogue numbers: 0190295831141

Record Company-Warner Music Group
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Licensed To-Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Label Code-LC1466
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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