Ahhh! The Cold War Kids have a new album coming out Tuesday! That's the best headline I can give you!
2008's Loyalty to Loyalty was heavily thematic, full of characters with sad and mysterious backgrounds. And although their third album, Mine Is Yours sounds like it is closer to the same vein as the first, the stories are even more powerful. The slow burn starts off with an opening title track, and the souls of these voices penetrate more as each track progresses. Don't get attached to me, "Royal Blue"'s narrator warns. But his counterpart, in Track 4, "Finally Begin", sounds like he figured something out, even if he's still working on it all.
Click to Play Cold War Kids - Finally Begin
I wish somebody’d push me
That way I’d know who to blame
I think I'm sharing that track not because it's the strongest on the album, but because it best demonstrates the typical Cold War Kids theme: "I know what to do, but I can't make the choice and I'm stuck in the middle. So here's my whole story, with half of it left out."
This album rocks. I want to share every track with it. Make sure you grab it on Tuesday.