Listen is the fourth studio album from Indie oufit The Kooks, following on from 2011’s Junk of The Heart.
Exploring new musical avenues, Listen takes a brave new direction, veering away from the usual Indie constraints of the Kooks’s familiar style and welcomes a new gospel-inspired funk sound thanks to young hip-hop producer Inflo.
With this release, it’s out with the jangly guitars and in with slick grooves and sublime gospel choruses. Lead singles Down and Around Town are the perfect examples of their newly crafted style and, surprisingly, they pull it off well.
Listen was released through Virgin EMI Records on 8th September 2014.