Rival Sons have released another track from their upcoming album Lightbringer.
The new song, titled Mercy, can be heard below and is available on streaming platforms.
Lightbringer is the companion album to Darkfighter, which was released in June. The new album, which was announced in January, will arrive on October 20.
The band previously released the single Sweet Life from the album.
Discussing Mercy, vocalist Jay Buchanan says: "You know that anger moves like electricity. It's so conductive, the way trauma moves from person to person. Anger moves like electricity in a similar way, once it gets inside you it immediately seeks transmission to latch onto someone or something else.
"The verses have this cyclical friction to them and it brought this to mind – inherited trauma and its vicious, silent grip. Breaking these cycles begins with recognition and I wanted to sing about that.
"Try a little mercy, mercy never lets you down."
Lightbringer was recorded during the same 2021 sessions as Darkfighter, with longtime producer Dave Cobb.
"It started out as one album, and the collection grew too large,” Buchanan told Classic Rock, “so we had to split it because the mass was going to be too large. So we needed to partition the collection for there to be a short refractory period between the two."
Rival Sons tour dates 2023
Sep 25: Louisville Louder Than Life 2023, KY^
Oct 13: London The Roundhouse, UK
Oct 14: Newcastle NX, UK
Oct 16: Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, UK
Oct 17: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Oct 18: Manchester Academy, UK
Oct 20: Cambridge Corn Exchange, UK
Oct 21: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Oct 22: Southampton Guildhall, UK
Oct 24: Nantes La Carrière, France
Oct 25: Lyon Le Radiant, France
Oct 27: Paris Olympia, France
Oct 28: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Oct 29: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Oct 31: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 01: Zurich X-TRA, Switzerland
Nov 02: Munich Theaterfabrik, Germany
Nov 04: Prague Lucerna Music Bar, Czech Republic
Nov 05: Warsaw Klub Stodola, Poland
Nov 06: Poznan Music Club B17, Poland
Nov 08: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Nov 09: Amsterdam Melkweg Max, Netherlands
Nov 10: Cologne Kantine, Germany
Nov 12: Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Nov 13: Hamburg Grosse Freiheit 36, Germany
Nov 14: Copenhagen The Grey Hall, Denmark
Nov 16: Bergen Forum Scene, Norway
Nov 17: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Nov 18: Stockholm B-K, Sweden
Nov 20: Helsinki House of Culture, Finland
Nov 21: Tampere, Hall Finland
^ = festival date