Queens of the Stone Age Premiere 'The Way You Used to Do' From 'Villains' Album: Listen
Queens of the Stone Age will release a new album called Villains August 25 on Matador.
In a release, Josh Homme writes that the name of the LP “has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against -- their villain -- same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”
Villains was produced by Mark Ronson, and we saw a brief teaser video directed by Liam Lynch on Wednesday. On Thursday (June 15, Queens of the Stone Age debuted lead single “The Way You Used to Do,” which is the second track on the album, via Beats 1. During an interview with Zane Lowe, Josh Homme explained why he elected to work with Ronson, whom he met while working on Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion.”
"Listening to 'Uptown Funk!' it’s very tight and vacuous and it sounds great. I knew I wanted to make something very tight with the air sucked out of it and very clear, you know," Homme said. "So he was a great reminder as an opening… and his desires are so beat-centric and so are mine. We had a tremendous amount of overlap."
Listen to the song, check out the Villains tracklist, tour dates, and watch Homme’s interview with Lowe below.
01 “Feet Don’t Fail Me”
02 “The Way You Used to Do”
03 “Domesticated Animals”
05 “Head Like A Haunted House”
06 “Un-Reborn Again”
08 “The Evil Has Landed”
09 “Villains of Circumstance”
Queens Of The Stone Age tour dates:
June 22 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
June 24 - Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest 2017
August 10 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
August 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
September 6 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
September 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
September 9 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
September 10 - 20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe Live
September 12 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
September 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Outdoors)
September 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
September 16 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
October 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
October 10 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
October 12 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody
October 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
October 14 - Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
October 17 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
October 18 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
October 20 - Washington, DC @ TBC
October 21 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
October 22 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
October 24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Villains is out August 25 via Matador.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.