Queens of the Stone Age unleash haunting second single ‘Carnavoyeur’ from upcoming album

Queens of the Stone Age Casts a Sinister Spell with Second Single ‘Carnavoyeur’ from Upcoming Album

Queens of the Stone Age, the iconic rock band known for their dark and intense soundscapes, have sent shockwaves through the music industry once again with the release of their second single, ‘Carnavoyeur,’ off their highly anticipated eighth album, In Times New Roman…, this new track showcases the band’s ability to masterfully blend haunting melodies with their signature heavy instrumentation.

Following the success of their previous single, ‘Emotion Sickness,’ which was hailed as a return to their bar-band-on-acid best, Queens of the Stone Age have demonstrated their versatility and artistry yet again with ‘Carnavoyeur.’

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This latest offering takes listeners on a sonic journey through intricate layers of sound, with mesmerizing strings cascading over the band’s rock-solid foundation. Lead vocalist Joshua Homme’s enchanting and velvety vocals provide a sense of comfort amidst the song’s themes of acceptance and resignation.

As Homme gently croons, “When there’s nothing I can do, I smile,” it becomes clear that ‘Carnavoyeur’ is an exploration of the complexities of life itself.

While ‘Carnavoyeur’ showcases a more nuanced and introspective side of Queens of the Stone Age, the band hasn’t lost their edge. The track still features the thunderous drums, pulsating basslines, and spine-chilling guitar interplay that have become synonymous with their sound. It’s a testament to their ability to balance beauty and brutality, creating a captivating sonic experience that defies categorization.

To celebrate the imminent release of In Times New Roman…, Queens of the Stone Age have something special in store for their dedicated fans. On the eve of the album’s launch, the band will host the MIDNIGHT CLUB, a series of parties taking place at record shops and pubs in 23 countries.

Starting at 11 pm on June 15th, these events will not only provide attendees with an exclusive opportunity to hear the entire album before its official release but also offer exciting giveaways and limited-edition merchandise, including colored vinyl. In select locations, lucky fans might even score signed merchandise and tickets to future shows.

The MIDNIGHT CLUB promises an unforgettable night of revelry, bringing together the QOTSA faithful for an immersive experience surrounded by music, camaraderie, and just the right amount of bacchanalian spirit.

As the countdown to June 16th begins, fans of Queens of the Stone Age eagerly await the arrival of In Times New Roman… With ‘Carnavoyeur’ as a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, anticipation is reaching fever pitch. Prepare to be enthralled by the band’s masterful songcraft, their ability to blend light and darkness, and their unyielding dedication to pushing boundaries.

In Times New Roman… is poised to solidify Queens of the Stone Age’s place as true titans of modern rock, and the release of ‘Carnavoyeur’ only strengthens that claim. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable sonic journey into the depths of QOTSA’s musical genius.

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Queens of the Stone Age – In Times New Roman…
1. Obscenery
2. Paper Machete
3. Negative Space
4. Time & Place
5. Made to Parade
6. Carnavoyeur
7. What the Peephole Say
8. Sicily
9. Emotion Sickness
10. Straight Jacket Fitting