Today Mark Lanegan Band share ‘Playing Nero‘ the second single from their upcoming new album Somebody’s Knocking. The track shows a more downtempo side of the album than the fast paced first single ‘Stitch It Up‘.

Listen below:

Of the track Lanegan says: 

“Sietse van Gorkom, who has been an important part of my creative circle since 2013, writing charts and playing strings as well as touring and writing with me on occasion, sent me the music for this tune. I wrote the words in twenty minutes, having just received some unhappy news that informed the lyrics and began a healing process.”

From the opening bars of Disbelief Suspension onwards, it’s clear that Somebody’s Knocking is an album made by someone deeply obsessed with how music – with all its primal, spiritual healing power – truly penetrates the soul. As a result, there’s joy in the music, as if created from a perfect set of inspirations smashed and grabbed from God’s own record shop. 

Read more and pre-order the album here.

Mark Lanegan Band on tour:

Tuesday 10th December ⦿ LONDON ⦿ Roundhouse

Wednesday 11th December ⦿ BRISTOL ⦿ SWX

Friday 13th December ⦿ SHEFFIELD ⦿ Leadmill

Saturday 14th December ⦿ EDINBURGH ⦿ Liquid Rooms

Sunday 15th December ⦿ MANCHESTER ⦿ Ritz

Tuesday 17th December ⦿ DUBLIN ⦿ Button Factory

Wednesday 18th December ⦿ BELFAST ⦿ Empire Music Hall

More Mark Lanegan Band live dates and news here ↓