The Cult Released the New Single/Video “Give Me Mercy”, Announcing the 11th Album “Under The Midnight Sun”

After releasing the album “Hidden City” in 2016, The Cult shared the video for the new single “Give Me Mercy” from their upcoming 11th album. “Under the Midnight Sun” will be released on October 11, via Black Hill Records. According to the guitarist Billy Duffy, the song “Give Me Mercy” has all the hallmarks of classic Cult, calling it “fresh yet familiar.”

Ian Astbury said: “I was absolutely enamoured 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.”

Under the Midnight Sun was produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood). According to Ian Astbury, much of the new album was inspired by the Midnight Sun phenomenon he experienced during the Provinssirock festival in Finland (Seinäjoki, Southern Ostrobothnia, Western Finland), where they performed in 1986.

Ian Astbury: “It’s three in the morning, the sun’s up, and there’s all these beautiful people in this halcyon moment. People are laying on the grass, making out, drinking, smoking. There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment. When the world stopped, I had this moment to write in real time, to calculate. I was compelled by this vision, this anomaly, this memory, of being under the midnight sun. Tom helped us bring a new musical shape and frequency to our process. 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.”

Give Me Mercy, video directed by Juan Azulay:

Stream “Give Me Mercy” here:

Pre-order ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ here:

Format – CD, LP, LP (Limited Edition White Vinyl)

The Cult is currently on tour in the US, with a few dates in Canada and Mexico.

The Cult North American Tour 2022:

July 15: Dayton Rose Music Center at The Heights, OH

July 16: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA

July 19: Washington The Anthem, DC

July 20: New York The Rooftop at Pier 17, NY

July 22: Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, PA

July 23: Boston Leader Bank Pavillion, MA

July 24: New Haven College Street Music Hall, CT

July 26: Syracuse Crouse Hinds Theater, NY

July 27: Detroit Meadowbrook Amphitheater, MI

July 29: Leamington Seacliff Park, ON

July 30: Orilla Casino Rama, ON

More info at:

Photo: Juan Azulay

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