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The Cult announce new album, 'Under the Midnight Sun,' share first single ‘Give Me Mercy’

Eleventh studio effort 'has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult,' guitarist Billy Duffy says

The Cult have announced their 11th studio album, Under The Midnight Sun, scheduled for release October 7 via Black Hill Records.

Additionally, the band have shared the first single, the melodic and moody “Give Me Mercy,” which guitarist Billy Duffy says, “has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult to my ears … fresh yet familiar.”

Adds front man Ian Astbury about the song, “I was absolutely enamored with this piece of music Billy had written, and it perfectly fit these thoughts I’d been having about our culture’s need to move past assumptions of duality. We need new language because words can’t express where we’re going.”

The Cult - Under the Midnight Sun

Under The Midnight Sun was produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood), whom Astbury says “helped us bring a new musical shape and frequency to our process.”

He goes on to say of the album, “At the core of it all, music contains the vibrational frequency of how we once communicated before we could even speak. Bird songs, animal calls, string theory, quantum physics, psychedelics. The record ultimately is about finding and uniting beauty in those strangely natural moments.”

In advance of Under the Midnight Sun, the Cult are kicking off a North American tour that begins tonight in Minnesota. You can check the full itinerary below, and pre-order the new album here.