The Kooks

No matter how hard you try, you can’t bring down The Kooks.

Remaining relatively quiet after releasing their third album Junk of the Heart in 2011, the boys from Brighton premiered their newest track “Down” on BBC Radio 1 last night.

Co-written and produced by rising hip-hop producer Inflo, “Down” sounds unlike anything The Kooks have ever released. With it’s funky beats and infectious vocals, the new single from The Kooks is a borderline R&B, certainly groovy track. Guitarist Hugh Harris provides razor-sharp guitar licks that carefully maneuver around frontman Luke Pritchard’s anthemic vocals. Pritchard described the track as having an “Electric Church” vibe to it, sounding “modern in production, but really going back to that kind of call and response church music.” Fans of classic Kook’s tunes may be apprehensive about the latest track from the band, but anyone who likes to get “Down” will love this song.

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