If Queens of the Stone Age’s new single, “The Way You Used To Do” is indicative of what to expect from their upcoming album, Villains, then the music world should prepare for the best.
The American rock band has been teasing at their new album for quite some time now, giving fans the first taste of things to come when they dropped the single on Jun 15, 2017.
The day before Queens of the Stone Age also released a hilarious video in which they reveal the name of the album to be Villains. The video also showcases a small section of another song to be on the album called “Feet Don’t Fail Me.”
“The Way You Used To Do” is honestly the perfect single to get listeners pumped for the new album. The melody is amazingly catchy, practically demanding a second listen. The witty lyrics are borderline poetic with amusing instances of wordplay sprinkled throughout the track.
The raw sex appeal is sure to spark up some kind of feelings “like an arsonist to a perfect match.” This is rock n’ roll injected with the seductive edge found in dimly lit lounges with cigarette smoke and good whiskey.
“The Way You Used To Do” ends with an ambient, almost unsettling fade out. It’s almost as if the reality presented for the listener throughout the song suddenly fades away in ripples. The intrigue surrounding this song is undeniable, definitely a sign of good things to come.
The long-anticipated Villains is set to be released on August 25 of this year, and is available for pre-order on Queens of the Stone Age’s website. Fans who pre-order the album will also get first dibs on tickets for the band’s upcoming North American tour. Sign-up ends Saturday, Jun 17 at 7:00 pm PT.
Queens of the Stone Age also announced the dates for their UK and Ireland headlining tour to be taking place in November.
While both tours are still pretty far in the future, fans can take solace jamming out to this awesome single while waiting for the day Villains finally drops.