May 12 — Queens of the Stone Age is set to release its latest album this summer.
In Times New Roman is scheduled for release June 16 through Matador Records. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band debuted the lyric video for the album’s lead single, ‘Emotion Sickness‘ Friday.
The video places the song’s lyrics over a variety of random images, such as robotic figures dancing, people dressed as mice and witches, and a person in a mask inside a person’s head as the decidedly stoner rock composition plays over the visualization. The whole is a very psychedelic presentation.
While the band’s familiar stoner rock leanings are present once again throughout the four-and-a-half-minute song, the song also boasts something of a classic rock influence throughout the song, too. That balance of old and new makes the song quite surprisingly engaging and entertaining.
Information provided in a news release announcing the debut of the album’s new single states that the song’s theme is directly connected with its title, stating, “The past few years have been tough on everyone, and it’s no secret the members of QOTSA have endured their share of heartbreak and loss. But who amongst us hasn’t dealt with a recent bout (or two) of emotion sickness?”
More information on Queens of the Stone Age’s new album, single, and lyric video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: