Cage the Elephant – Unpeeled

Just over a week ago (July 28th) CTE released a stripped back and unpeeled new record simply titled ‘Unpeeled’.

The album features some of their greatest hits including Cigarette DaydreamsShake Me Down and Come a Little Closer. As well as some of their newer tracks; How Are You True and Too Late To Say Goodbye.

Lead singer Matt Shultz has spoken publicly on the Unpeeled project saying “many times you’re adding sonic layers to hide behind, and what you don’t realise is that the vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.”

So, stripping back all those ‘sonic layers’ has left us with a masterpiece of the original sextet supported by a string quartet and additional percussionists. The result of which is truly magnificent.

The album also features three covers. The first being the infamous 1977 hit ‘Whole Wild World‘ by English singer-songwriter Wreckless Eric. Cage the Elephant released this cover as their latest single with a live music video to accompany it. The second cover is of Daft Punk’s ‘Instant Crush‘ and finally the 1981 single ‘Golden Brown‘ by The Stranglers.

Check out the video for Whole Wide World below

Ross Carley

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