Royal Blood continue to build anticipation for their forthcoming third album Typhoons as the duo today share their brand new single ‘Limbo’.
The track was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, making it the duo’s third consecutive release to be rewarded with that accolade after ‘Trouble’s Coming’ and ‘Typhoons’ – both of which were playlisted at Radio 1, accumulating over 36 million streams to date.
The band’s return has been further heralded with ‘Trouble’s Coming’ hitting #1 on US rock radio (their fourth single to achieve that feat) and achieving the highest US alternative radio chart position of their career to date. It has also provided their biggest moment so far in Canada, where it became their first #1 on the rock chart and remains at #3 after a 24- week run.
Listen to ‘Limbo’ by Royal Blood on the Brighton & Hove Albion fan playlist on Spotify.
Royal Blood’s international profile has been further amplified by some high impact playlist covers, including Rock This and NME’s Best New Tracks at Spotify, and Rock Scene at Amazon Music
Arguably the most boundary-pushing moment on the upcoming album, ‘Limbo’ wields the two furthest extremes of the Royal Blood sound into a song that feels absolutely natural. The luminous mirrorball synth that shines from the hook stands out as being a bold step into the unknown, but the tight, battering rhythms of the verses feel like Royal Blood at their most primal.
Last night we launched Limbo into the ether with Annie Mac at mission control. The evidence is in this video ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/1evXh91lcJ
— Royal Blood (@royalblooduk) March 26, 2021
By the time those two elements coalesce into the song’s powerful finale, it’s apparent that the duo have created something remarkably different while staying true to the band’s roots. Royal Blood commented, “It is without a doubt the most ambitious and wildest we have allowed ourselves to be and we can’t wait to invite you this far down the rabbit hole with us.”