Cage the Elephant and Beck’s “Night Running” tour isn’t set to begin for a few more months, but fans are finally getting the chance to hear the song that inspired the impending outing. On Thursday (March 28), the Kentucky-founded group unleashed their latest single, “Night Running.” Listen to the three-and-a-half-minute, reggae-influenced jam above.
According to an interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Brad Shultz admits that “Night Running” was one of the songs on the new album that was in limbo for a long time. The cause? His brother and Cage the Elephant lead vocalist, Matt Shultz.
“Matt was leaving early every day, and I got super-pissed and told him he wasn’t trying,” Shultz admits.
“We feel like we’ve pushed ourselves, and that’s all we can ask for. We became better friends. It doesn’t mean that we got along the whole time, but in the end, adversity brings you closer.”
The band also decided to send Beck the track and see if he would like to contribute. A day later, the group received their answer when the musician sent them back two rap verses.
“Night Running” joins previously released tracks “House of Glass” and lead single “Ready to Let Go” on the band’s forthcoming studio album. Social Cues, the act’s fourth studio effort, is due out April 19 through RCA. Pre-orders for the upcoming release are currently available on Cage the Elephant’s website.
In support of the album, Cage the Elephant announced a co-headlining tour with Beck in February. The 30-date jaunt includes stops in major cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, Columbia, New York, Raleigh, Charlotte, and more.
The summertime outing begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The full list of tour dates can be found here.