Queens Of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”

Queens Of The Stone Age will release a new album called Villains 8/25 on Matador. In a release, Josh Homme writes that the name of the LP “has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”

Villains was produced by Mark Ronson, and we saw a brief teaser video directed by Liam Lynch yesterday. Today, Queens Of The Stone Age debuted lead single “The Way You Used To Do,” which is the second track on the album, via Beats 1. During an interview with Zane Lowe, Josh Homme explained why he elected to work with Ronson, who he met while working on Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion.”

Listening to “Uptown Funk!” it’s very tight and vacuous and it sounds great. I knew I wanted to make something very tight with the air sucked out of it and very clear, you know. So he was a great reminder as an opening… and his desires are so beat centric and so are mine. We had a tremendous amount of overlap.

Listen to the song, check out the Villains tracklist, tour dates, and watch Homme’s interview with Lowe below.

Villains tracklist:

01 “Feet Don’t Fail Me”
02 “The Way You Used to Do”
03 “Domesticated Animals”
04 “Fortress”
05 “Head Like A Haunted House”
06 “Un-Reborn Again”
07 “Hideaway”
08 “The Evil Has Landed”
09 “Villains of Circumstance”

Queens Of The Stone Age tour dates:

06/22 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
06/24 Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest 2017
08/10 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
08/12 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
09/06 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
09/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
09/09 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/10 20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe Live
09/12 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion
09/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Outdoors)
09/15 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
09/16 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/10 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
10/12 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody
10/13 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
10/14 Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
10/17 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
10/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
10/20 Washington, DC @ TBC
10/21 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10/24 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Villains is out 8/25 via Matador.