Cold War Kids Return With Two New Songs "Complainer" & "4th of July"
By Taylor Fields
June 18, 2019
Cold War Kids are preparing to drop a new album this fall and are kicking off the new music with, not one, but TWO new songs, "Complainer" and "4th of July."
"Complainer" is co-written with Bonnie McKee and Electric Guest's Asa Taccone, and is an anthem that embodies one of Ghandi's most famous sayings: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." In the chorus, the band's lead vocalist Nathan Willett sings, "You say you want to change this world/ Well do you really believe in magic?/ But you can only change yourself/ Don't sit around and complain about it/ Now you're out on your own/ Don't know where you belong/ Don't sit around and complain about it."
Meanwhile, on more bluesy "4th of July," Willet sings carefree lyrics like "Seasons never change/ The sun it always shines swimming in palm springs/ Losing track of time its easy just to float/ To enjoy the ride don't be critical/ Only bring good vibes."
Expected to be released in the fall, Cold War Kids' yet-to-be-titled forthcoming new album is their 7th and follows the band's 2017 LP L.A. Divine. The new LP will include "Complainer" and "4th of July" and Electric Guest drummer Matthew Compton plays drums throughout the album.
Cold War Kids have also revealed more headlining tour dates for this fall, stopping in cities including Salt Lake City, Dallas, Phoenix, and San Francisco, among others. See the newly announced tour dates below.
Cold War Kids Fall 2019 Headline Tour Dates:
10/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/5 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly
10/9 - Dallas, TX @ The Rustic
10/10 - Houston, TX @ The Rustic
10/11 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rustic
10/12 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso Forever Fall Benefit
10/14 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/15 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/16 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/17 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
10/18 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst