Yellow Claw recently announced their third album New Blood, out everywhere on June 22nd. The next song to be revealed from the tracklist is “Summertime”, including a haunting black and white video directed by Frank Telli. An intriguing new sound for the duo that includes Nils Rondhuis (½ of Yellow Claw) singing on a track for the first time, “Summertime” also features a guitar solo from fellow dutch-producer and musician San Holo.
Yellow Claw have been around the world and wherever they go, Jim Taihuttu and Nils Rondhuis like to pick up on the vibes, draw inspiration and try to find like-minded souls. It’s how their record label Barong Family got its global roster, and it’s how the Dutch duo’s third album came together.
New Blood is the follow-up to Blood For Mercy (2015) and Los Amsterdam (2017) and finds Yellow Claw collaborating with singers and rappers from Denmark, Brazil, Singapore, Mexico, China, England, the United States and the Netherlands.
Over the past year Yellow Claw broke into many fresh music landscapes. They co-produced “Hail To The Victor” with Thirty Seconds To Mars for the band’s new album (America), and Yellow Claw also worked with Japan’s biggest J-pop group, J Soul Brothers, to produce their next single.
New Blood is Yellow Claw showing another side of their musicality, an oftentimes chill, definitely summery record to enjoy at home or on the road, whether you’re commuting or vacationing. They’re letting go of the expectations of genre and embrace the challenge of new adventures. It’s no coincidence that New Blood is the first Yellow Claw album to be released on their own label Barong Family.
New Blood was recorded in California, Thailand and Holland. It may prove to be a transitional album for Yellow Claw, featuring as it does ballads and bangers, pop songs and garage tunes, tropical rap and chill vibes.