Band set to release first new album since 2013
Kaiser Chiefs have returned with their dance-tinged new single ‘Parachute’. Scroll below to listen.
‘Parachute’ was produced by Brian Higgins (Xenomania, Girls Aloud) and mixed by Serban Ghenea (Rihanna, Taylor Swift). The song – out officially on June 14 – will feature on the band’s upcoming sixth album ‘Stay Together’.
“When we wrote the first record we were very direct, little needed explaining. The songs seemed to speak for themselves and did all the hard work for us,” frontman Ricky Wilson says.
“‘Parachute’ is pretty self-explanatory and a bit of a return to that. ‘Parachute’ is probably the first love song we’ve written since ‘Ruby’.”
Wilson adds: “When we finished writing the last record we realised that the most important thing to everyone is what’s going on in their lives. Their ‘personal politics’ and that’s what this album is about.”
“If ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ was our protest album, then ‘Stay Together’ is our relationship album. Brian [Higgins] brought a very different approach to song writing and recording, it was a steep learning curve but together we tried out new ideas and sounds and ended up with a new and fresh sounding Kaiser Chiefs album. Like no Kaiser Chiefs record you have heard before.”
‘Stay Together’ – their first LP since 2013 – will feature collaborations with MNEK and One Direction songwriter Wayne Hector.
The band will also play a show at London Palladium on July 11.