Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men Deliver Epic Indie-Pop Chills On New Single ‘Empire’ – Premiere

Icelandic masters of ethereal pop swoonery Of Monsters And Men release their new album ‘Beneath The Skin’, the follow-up to their 2011 debut ‘My Head Is An Animal’, on June 9. Excited? You should be. Fans’ recent glimpses at the record, new tracks ‘Crystals’ and ‘I Of The Storm’, were powerful, festival-bait anthems-in-waiting full of widescreen post-rock grandeur and monstrous hooks, true to the five-piece’s name. Now comes ‘Empire’ – another similarly impressive new track, premiered below. Singer Nanna Brynd√≠s Hilmarsd√≥ttir says it was one of the album tracks that came to the band most naturally, although the lyrics were harder to get down. “It took us a few tries,” she says, “but we got there in the end and we’re very happy with the result.” And so they should be. Give the song a listen below, and look out for ‘Beneath The Skin’ on June 9.