Cage The Elephant Unveil Captivating Video for ‘Ready To Let Go’

Cage The Elephant
Cage The Elephant have just unveiled the captivating music video for their latest single Ready To Let Go, taken from their upcoming 5th studio album, Social Cues, set to arrive on April 19th via Columbia Records.

The cool visuals were directed by lead singer Matt Shultz and really caught my attention from start to finish thanks to some gory American Horror Story-like scenes. Watch it below!

Produced by John Hill (Santigold, Florence + The Machine, Portugal. The Man, tUnE-yArDs), Social Cues was recorded at Battle Tapes Recording, Blackbird Studio and Sound Emporium in Nashville and The Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles, mixed by Tom Elmhirst and mastered by Randy Merrill in New York City. The majority of the material on Social Cues was written during the unravelling of Shultz’s relationship. In order make sense of such a difficult experience, he explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story. He explains,
it can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront. When I'm creating, I try to put myself in a reactive state of improvisational thought. I let images just arise in my mind and wait for it to evoke an emotional response and then when it does, I know I'm on to something. I was watching a lot of Fassbinder films, like World on a Wire and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. I was thinking about their beauty coupled with the graphic surrealism of Aronofsky.

1. Broken Boy
2. Social Cues
3. Black Madonna
4. Night Running (Cage The Elephant, Beck)
5. Skin and Bones
6. Ready To Let Go
7. House of Glass
8. Love’s the Only Way
9. The War is Over
10. Dance Dance
11. What I’m Becoming
12. Tokyo Smoke
13. Goodbye