The Cult announce brand new album and single
By Classic Pop | July 7, 2022
The Cult have announced the October 7th release of their new album, Under The Midnight Sun, produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) and coming out via Black Hill Records.
They’ve also shared the first single from the album, titled Give Me Mercy.
“I was absolutely enamoured with this piece of music Billy [Duffy] had written, and it perfectly fit these thoughts I’d been having about our culture’s need to move past assumptions of duality,” says frontman Ian Astbury. “We need new language because words can’t express where we’re going.”
Duffy adds, “‘Give Me Mercy’ has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult to my ears … fresh yet familiar.”
Pre-order Under The Midnight Sun here.
As The Cult are now returning to performing live and sharing Under the Midnight Sun, Astbury hopes that the record connects to something deep within and subconscious in their listeners – something the singer found within himself when given the moment to look for it. “At the core of it all, music contains the vibrational frequency of how we once communicated before we could even speak,” he says. “Bird songs, animal calls, string theory, quantum physics, psychedelics. The record ultimately is about finding and uniting beauty in those strangely natural moments.”
Following their co-headline UK arena tour alongside Alice Cooper in May 2022, The Cult return to life on the road as they embark on a July tour of North America. The dates kick off in St. Paul, MN and conclude July 30 in Orillia, ON. The tour includes stops in Chicago, New York City, and Detroit.
Tickets are on-sale here.