Today, Cage The Elephant announce the release of their fifth studio album, Social Cues , out April 19th via RCA Records. Social Cues is the follow up to their GRAMMY®-winning studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty. The albumis available for pre-order today. Today the band also share the first single from the forthcoming record, the deceptively upbeat “Ready To Let Go” with a video directed by lead singer Matt Shultz.
The majority of the material on Social Cues was written during the unravelling of Shultz’s relationship. In order make sense of such a difficult experience, he explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story. He explains, “it can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront.” He went on to say, "when I'm creating, I try to put myself in a reactive state of improvisational thought. I let images just arise in my mind and wait for it to evoke an emotional response and then when it does, I know I'm on to something. I was watching a lot of Fassbinder films, like World on a Wire and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant . I was thinking about their beauty coupled with the graphic surrealism of Aronofsky.”
Uhhh... ok. But WTF are you wearing in this and why can I not stop staring at it?!