The Kooks have returned with two brand new songs in the form of ‘No Pressure’ and ‘All The Time’. They have also announce details of their fifth studio album, Let’s Go Sunshine, with brash, and bold songs that mix melancholy and euphoria, to be released 31st August.
Following their recent sold-out UK arena tour and with more than one billion streams under their belts, The Kooks are proving to be 00s indie survivors, and some. Forever shifting their musical goalposts and exploring new pastures, at the heart of The Kooks remains moving, energising and timelessly melodic songs that take their inspiration from classic 60s British pop.
Discussing the process behind creating the album, lead singer and former Brighton resident Luke Pritchard says, “This one was about defining who we are. We were asking the questions. It was a fractured start. We went into the studio in 2015, continuing down the path we set out on our last studio album Listen and discovered it wasn’t what we wanted to make and wasn’t really The Kooks. So we scrapped it and started again.
“I really went on a mission to write the best songs I’d ever written before bringing them to the band. I stewed over every word. It had to be our Rubber Soul, Lola, Definitely Maybe. Proper British lineage. I came from a dark place at the start, had a lot of heartbreak, and then falling in love in the middle of the album…the lyrics reflect that.”