Next month, UK art-poppers Wild Beasts return with Boy King, their surprisingly funky new album. We’ve posted the video for their first single “Get My Bang,” and now they’ve followed it up with another one for album opener “Big Cat.” Like “Get My Bang,” the new track has a slinky swagger that feels new for this band. Their music is as layered as ever, and it still makes heavy use of frontman Hayden Thorpe’s falsetto, but there’s a new confidence to all of it. In director Pablo Maestres’ surreal video, the band goes for a road trip in the wilderness and encounters vultures, fire, hidden surveillance cameras, creepy singing propaganda, and one hungry wolf. Check it out below, via Brooklyn Vegan.
Boy King is out 8/5 on Domino.