The Cult will release its first album in six years, Under the Midnight Sun, on Oct. 7. The project’s first single, “Give Me Mercy,” is out now, along with an official music video. Take a look at the video for “Give Me Mercy” – here.
Under the Midnight Sun was produced by Tom Dolgety, and inspired by an experience frontman Ian Astbury had at a music festival in Finland when the sun was still up in the middle of the night: “There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment. I was compelled by this vision, this anomaly, this memory, of being under the midnight sun. Tom helped us bring a new musical shape and frequency to our process.”
Under the Midnight Sun is the follow-up to the 2016 album Hidden City. The Cult is also back on the road, touring alongside Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus in St. Paul, Minn. The tour is scheduled to run through July 30 in Orillia, Ontario.
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