Hurts have unveiled another track from their upcoming third album.
The electronic pop duo’s forthcoming LP, ‘Surrender’, will be released on October 9. It follows their 2013 album ‘Exile’ and 2010 debut ‘Happiness’.
Having already dropped lead track ‘Some Kind Of Heaven’ during May, the pair have now shared ‘Rolling Stone’.
Listen to the new track below.
‘Surrender’ was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers) and Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend).
The duo recently discussed the inspirations behind the new record to NME, with frontman Theo Hutchcraft citing Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and the “backing singers and gospel choirs” of Motown as key influences, claiming that the record will “delight and surprise people in equal measure”.
“It was quite a dark time making the last record [2013’s ‘Exile’] and the content was quite reflective of our state, but once we’d finished it and exorcised the demons our mood shifted quite a lot,” he said.
“This time we decided to see how things would turn out if we enjoyed ourselves and went to some exciting places. It made us look outwards for the first time in a long time. The second record was very internal and very intense so we craved the opposite. Now, at this stage in our lives, to make a record that would sound as dark as the second or as melancholy as the first wouldn’t be a true reflection of us. That’s not to say it’s all a barrel of laughs though; we’re still drawn to the darker side.”
Hutchcraft added: “‘Exile’ was a record we had to make and this one is reactionary in a way, but fundamentally we’re a pop band and we make pop records. This is an album made in great places, with big blue skies. We just wanted to present a potent version of the band that we are.”
The ‘Surrender’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘Some Kind of Heaven’
‘Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us’