Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has confirmed that his band are recording a new album, describing its theme as “personal politics”.
The band are preparing their follow-up to 2013 album ‘Education, Education, Education And War’, having spent the past year or so working on the upcoming release.
Speaking to NME at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas last night (February 17), Wilson suggested that the album would be ready for a summer release.
“We’re recording it. We’re back in the studio, I was in the studio this morning. Back in the studio tomorrow,” Wilson said. “I think it’s going to be ready [for release] in June or August.”
Wilson continued to state that they will approach the subject of love in the new songs. “For the last ten years, I thought to write a universal song to appeal to everybody you had to talk about big topics… but we’ve never really written love songs. But then we’ve started to realise that it’s the personal politics that actually hit close to home emotionally. So it’s more of what people care about, which is what’s going on inside.”
The band have a title for the album but Wilson refused to disclose it “because it will change and I don’t want to do a ‘Kanye'”. Wilson was referred to Kanye West’s new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’, which previously had the working titles ‘So Help Me God’, ‘Swish’ and ‘Waves’.
Wilson also suggested that he would be putting his TV career on hold after The Voice, saying: “I said yes to too many things last year”.
Ricky Wilson presented the Best British Band award to The Maccabees at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas last night.