This morning, Cage The Elephant debuted the live performance video for their song "Sweetie Little Jean," featured on their forthcoming album Unpeeled. They recording takes place during a sold-out, hometown show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Cage The Elephant will release Unpeeled worldwide on July 28th via RCA Records. The new live album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped-down arrangement with a string quartet and percussion. Unpeeled features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs.
In a press release on the album, lead singer Matt Shultz discussed the album's inspiration, saying "Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.” You can preorder their stripped-down EP here.