Song Stories: Cage The Elephant On How They Wrote ‘Trouble’

Cage The Elephant say ‘Trouble’ – from their 2015 album ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ – is about intentionally bending the truth in a conversation with a friend because of social awkwardness. It’s one of their favourites to play live from the new album because it becomes “kind of a communal thing with the crowd”. They directed their “Western-meets-Jodorowsky film” video for the track themselves – they explain it’s about a young man who’s estranged from his father but ends up turning into him. See them discuss it in full above and see their January 2017 tour dates below:

Glasgow, O2 ABC (January 17, 2017)
Manchester, Albert Hall (19)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (20)