- 15 Jun 18
After playing to a sold out crowd of 21,000 fans at Dublin’s Malahide Castle last Friday night, Kodaline have announced this morning that the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Politics Of living’ will be out on 10 August on Sony Music.
Their gospel tinged new single ‘Shed A Tear’ is officially released today.
— Kodaline (@Kodaline) June 14, 2018
The new album 'Politics of Living’ sees Kodaline team up with some of the hottest production and writing talent imaginable including hitmaker supreme Steve Mac (‘Shape Of You’ by Ed Sheeran), pop guru Johnny Coffer (Rag’N’Bone Man, Beyonce), Jonas Jeberg (Dizzee Rascal, Kylie Minogue), Stephen Harris (Miles Kane, Kaiser Chiefs) as well as long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid.
Their new sound germinated during sessions with Kygo two years ago on the global hit ‘Raging’, and was quickly followed by last summer’s radio mainstay ‘Brother’.
Earlier this year saw the release of one of their best ever singles, ‘Follow Your Fire’, a slice of powerhouse pop, which showed the band are ready to cement their place amongst the UK’s best in 2018.
“It's been a while since we released our second album”, says Steve Garrigan. “But we felt we needed to take the time to make sure this was the best album we could make! We are so happy with it and can't wait for people to hear it!”
With a summer of festival performances including Isle Of Wight and TRNSMT, Kodaline head out on a slew of European and US dates this autumn with plans to play closer to home in early 2019.
This will be the first collection of new music since 2015's Coming Up For Air, which went Gold in the UK.
The band's debut album, 'In A Perfect World' has sold over a million copies worldwide and imprinted itself on the nation's consciousness with streaming figures well into the 100s of millions.
On Vevo the band's videos have had over 200 million views, and they have sold over a million singles.