The Cat Empire Share New Single ‘Rock ‘N Roll’
The Cat Empire have rapturously returned fresh off the back of their massive 23-date headline tour across Europe and the UK, playing to jam-packed rooms with the tour almost completely selling out.
The band unveil their forthcoming album Where The Angels Fall is set to be released on August 25 via Ditto.
In celebration they have shared their second offering Rock ‘n’ Roll, beginning with a riff by flamenco guitarist Richard Tedesco, setting the verses of the song in motion as the chorus builds into a colossal sing-along.
The band shot visuals while they were traversing the globe on tour, Ross explains, “The film clip features a very battered pair of headphones that I carried all over Europe and Australia and shot hundreds of short scenes with. It’s a little window into our life making music and travelling around the globe.”
Felix discusses the track, “The song Rock ‘n’ Roll started with a while we were working on ideas in my Brunswick studio. The chorus chant came from an old voice memo I had tucked away labelled ‘epic Irish’ and the two ideas married soon after that. Once I’d found the words, chords, and melody the production team Ollie McGill, Andy Baldwin, Ross Irwin, and myself started imagining a kind of cinematic road scene… Spanish claps (palmas), strings, borderland Mexican trumpets, brooding drums and bass, piano, timpani, clanging thunder amps, and the song came to life. It was a very natural recording process, clear lines, no second guessing. We’ve played it at every show so far, and it has that great quality of singing itself. The audience hear the chorus for the first time, and it feels like they’ve known it forever.”