The Black Keys have released the official music video for "Fever," the first single from the duo's upcoming eighth album, Turn Blue. In the clip, frontman Dan Auerbach plays a televangelist, with drummer Patrick Carney watching from the sidelines and occasionally taking a drink. A phone number, 646-397-6172, flashes across the bottom of the screen the entire time, accompanied by the text "Call now!"
- Auerbach lip-syncs to the song as he preaches to a decidedly non-rock audience in the clip, although by the end he wins them over and the spirit possesses them all.
- Turn Blue comes out on May 13th and follows up the Keys' 2011 offering, El Camino.
- The band will perform on the May 10th edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live to promote the CD's arrival.
- Meanwhile, the Keys have also unveiled another new song from Turn Blue, called "Bullet In The Brain," as well as a 20-minute performance done earlier this week for the BBC.
- The director of the "Fever" video, Theo Wenner, is the son of Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner.
- If you call that number on the Black Keys video, you hear a lot of distorted, indecipherable voices talking, although at one point you can hear a male voice say, "I'm calling because I'm interested in your releasing my album."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "Fever":
Here's the new song "Bullet In The Brain":
Listen to the Keys' live performance on BBC Radio 1:
Read more on the video at Diffuser, Rolling Stone, Spin and NME
Read more on the new song at Rolling Stone and Spin