Against uncertain odds, Kasabian have managed to weather British rock and roll’s decade-long storm, enduring at a time when many of their fellow bands from the early 2000s have faded from public eye. The Leicester crew’s style has changed a bit in recent years, and next month deliver their sixth studio album, For Crying Out Loud, due April 28 via Columbia.
The LP’s groove-laden, almost Yacht-Rockian lead single “You’re In Love With A Psycho” dropped late last week, and it continues Kasabian’s quest to evolve their sound beyond from the pub-soaked lad rock of the mid-2000s. “I was listening to ESG and Talking Heads and in that kind of world, then it just took on a life of its own,” Serge Pizzorno tells Q Magazine. “I just wanted to make a guitar record that was relevant and important.”
The new track appears to have polarized fans, something Kasabian has been skilled at in recent years, but sounds like it’ll hold up. The band have a string of festival and club dates set for Europe this summer, so let’s hope they find their way back to North America sooner rather than later.