The Kills Announce New Album God Games, Share “103”: Stream

The Kills have readied God Games, their first album in seven years. The project is out in full on October 27th via Domino, while the new single “103” is available to stream now.

For God Games, The Kills tried a mix of strategies old and new. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince composed its 12 tracks primarily on piano, a first for the duo, but recorded the LP with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Paul McCartney, Bloc Party), who the band have known for 20 years. They recorded the album in an old church, which presumably added to their signature sultry, blues-inspired sound.

New track “103” begins with crackling electronic percussion and guitar that rolls in waves as Mosshart sings about the end of the world (that’s 103 degrees, to be clear). The deceptively calming song comes with a 360-degree music video directed by Steven Sebring that follows The Kills as they try not to melt under the sun’s rays. Check it out below.

Pre-orders for God Games are ongoing. The record features “New York” and “LA Hex,” the comeback singles The Kills shared earlier this summer. Their last album was 2016’s Ash & Ice

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