Watch Black Keys Debut New Song ‘Bullet In The Brain’
By Shannon Carlin
The Black Keys are giving fans more than a little taste of their upcoming album, Turn Blue, they’re giving them a big bite. The band has already given us the record’s title track and the album’s first single “Fever,” which had the guys returning to their public access roots with its video and now they’ve revealed another track off the release, due out May 13.
The latest is, “Bullet In The Brain,” which is not as violent as it sounds. The gentle strummer begins with Dan Auerbach before launching into a psychedelic breakdown that will have you tripping out.
The performance itself is rather reserved for the guys, which seems to be their M.O. as of late. Don’t believe us? Watch them perform “Fever” on the British television show, Later…With Jools Holland.
In an interview with NME, the band confirmed that one of their new songs, “Year in Review” includes a sample of Nico Fidenco, an Italian singer and movie soundtrack composer best known for his work on spaghetti westerns, which is something they’ve never done before.
Turn Blue also includes the band’s longest song to date, “Weight of Love,” which opens the record and clocks in at nearly seven minutes.
The Black Keys are gearing up to play Saturday Night Live on May 10, as accompaniment to host Charlize Theron.