Of Monsters and Men return with new single “Wild Roses”

Of Monsters and Men
Photo Credit: Meredith Truax

We haven’t seen much of them in the past few years, but famed folk band Of Monsters and Men (re: Little Talks) are finally back with a new song, “While Roses”. The second single off their forthcoming album, “Wild Roses” is an upbeat, pop number that showcases co-vocalist Nanna Hilmarsdóttir’s voice rather well. Along with “Alligator”, the first single off the album, the set of songs mark the band’s first new music since 2015’s Beneath The Skin. Listen below.

“The song shows an introverted side to the album and is influenced by a bit of dance music and Joseph Campbell’s ‘The power of myth and what it is like to lean into your sadness,’” co-vocalist Nanna Hilmarsdóttir says.

The song is the second single off of Of Monsters and Men’s forthcoming third album Fever Dream, due out July 26 via Republic Records. The band has also announced a tour to go along with the album, dates for which are below. Tickets are here, and every ticket purchase comes with a free download of Fever Dream.

Of Monsters and Men tour dates:
album bundle not included
September 4th             Washington, DC         The Anthem
September 5th            New York, NY             Radio City Music Hall
September 7th            Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena
September 8th             Boston, MA                 Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
September 10th           Philadelphia, PA         The Met
September 11th           Toronto, ON                Budweiser Stage
September 13th           Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom
September 14th           Minneapolis, MN         Surly Brewing Festival Field
September 16th           Denver, CO                 Mission Ballroom
September 17th           Ogden, UT                  Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater
September 19th           Santa Barbara, CA     Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21st           Las Vegas, NV            Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival**
September 22nd           Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Palladium
September 24th           San Francisco, CA     Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 26th           Seattle, WA                 WAMU Theater
September 27th           Portland, OR               Edgefield
September 28th           Vancouver, BC           UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
November 6-9th           Reykjavik, Iceland      Iceland Airwaves 2019**