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Queens of the Stone Age Debut New Song ‘The Way You Used To’

June 16, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Queens of the Stone Age have released a new single called “The Way You Used To,” which is the first track from their upcoming album Villain. It was produced by Mark Ronson.

Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound has more details on the album, including cover art and a track list. It features nine songs and will be released on August 25 through Matador. Mark Rankin also produced while Alan Moulder served as the mixer.

Frontman Josh Homme said of the album’s title: “[Villains] isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.

Ronson added: “Queens are and have always been my favourite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan—or the ‘jacuzzi’ as Josh likes to call it. I also knew that my super fandom alone would not keep me in the jacuzzi. There were moments during the making of the album in which i was aware i was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favourite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream–a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.

Here’s the track list:

01. Feet Don’t Fail Me
02. The Way You Used to Do
03. Domesticated Animals
04. Fortress
05. Head Like a Haunted House
06. Un-Reborn Again
07. Hideaway
08. The Evil Has Landed
09. Villains of Circumstance