Of Monsters and Men have released their first new music of 20201 with the arrival of the new single, “Destroyer.”
After launching a brand new NFT at the end of March, the band quietly released the new track with no official announcement or any promotion, leading fans to speculate if a new album is on the horizon.
“Destroyer” is a slow-burning, beautiful track with carefully arranged instrumentation that rises and falls until a climactic crescendo leads the quintet into an outro.
Though no news of a forthcoming album has been confirmed, the band was planning on releasing the follow-up to their album Fever Dream before the COVID-19 pandemic derailed many of their plans. You can listen to “Destroyer” below.
The group’s speculative forthcoming project will follow Fever Dream―their critically-acclaimed third studio album, released in 2019 via Republic Records. The record topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart, and debuted in the Billboard 200’s Top Ten, while lead single “Alligator” hit No.1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative chart.
Fever Dream garnered praise from the likes of NPR, The Line of Best Fit, the Independent, Paste, and Q Magazine, who declared the album to be “a dizzying rush of exuberance and emotion…their transformation into an arena-ready pop beast is complete.”
While the Icelandic quintet was forced to cancel much of their most recent US tour, Of Monsters and Men have been active throughout the pandemic―participating in live-stream concerts like the ‘Live From Reykjavík’ event.
Additionally, they released a cover of Post Malone’s “Circles” through Amazon Originals.