After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood’s second album, ‘How Did We Get So Dark?‘ will be released on June 16th. The album’s lead single, ‘Lights Out‘ is available now and comes as an instant download with ‘How Did We Get So Dark‘ pre-orders on iTunes [Here].

Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK and #3 on the ARIA chart, as well as going Top 20 in twelve countries and selling over a million copies. Before they knew it, they were performing for Howard Stern, touring with Foo Fighters, holding dressing room audiences with Jimmy Page in New York and being presented with a BRIT Award for Best British Band in 2015 by the very same guitar god.

The ten tracks that feature on ‘How Did We Get So Dark?‘ 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. ‘How Did We Get So Dark?‘ was subsequently completed after a final session in London with their debut album’s co-producer Tom Dalgety.

The album’s first single ‘Lights Out‘ ups the ante from their debut. Give it a listen below.

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Royal Blood will also appear on the sold-out Splendour In The Grass festival this year.

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Royal Blood
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1. How Did We Get So Dark?
2. Lights Out
3. I Only Lie When I Love You
4. She’s Creeping
5. Looks Like You Know
6. Where Are You Now?
7. Don’t Tell
8. Hook, Line & Sinker
9. Hole In Your Heart
10. Sleep

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