This feels like too much excitement for a Monday. For the first time since 2011’s El Camino, the Black Keys have released new music. “Fever” finds Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney expanding beyond their signature blues-rock stompers into some more psychedelic territory. The song is driven by a grooving bassline–which is rare for the guitar/drums duo–and the way Auerbach groans the word “Fever” before the hook seems to be a tribute to the oft-covered blues standard “(You Give Me) Fever.”
The Black Keys Release ‘Fever’
Last week, the Black Keys released some details on its eighth studio album–with some help from Mike Tyson. The album will be called Turn Blue, and it is slated for release May 13. If “Fever” is any indication, Turn Blue could find the band exploring some trippier new sounds.
The Black Keys have scheduled a handful of European festival appearances this summer, as well as a headlining slot at this year’s Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. No word yet on an official tour, but it is safe to assume the band will hit the road in support of Turn Blue.
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Article by Jason Schellhardt