The Gaslight Anthem have released their second song from their upcoming album Get Hurt. Listen to that title track above, via Vevo.
The song is a departure from the band's mostly guitar driven rock side that brought huge success on 2012's Handwritten. There are still shimmery guitars here, but they blend in with the other accompaniment that supports the vocals. Lead singer / guitarist Brian Fallon talked about how the band has approached changing their sound with Rolling Stone:
We thought it was time to change things up a bit. The song itself is similar to the feeling of a wreck you see coming, but long past the point you can avoid it... For this record, I went back and studied any band that had changed: the Stones, the Beatles, U2, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, all those bands. I was looking at any band that was one thing and then became something else. How did they do it? Did they do it overnight, or did they do it in stages? I wanted to figure out how far you can go without pissing people off.
Get Hurt, the band's 5th full-length LP, is due out on August 12th on Island Records. Buy the single and pre-order the record via iTunes.