Of Monsters and Men - 'Alligator'

After some time away, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated group, Of Monsters And Men have returned with their new single ‘Alligator’.

The Icelandic quintet have been known the world over ever since their 2011 debut, included the smash hit ‘Little Talks’. It wouldn’t be an unfair statement to say Of Monsters And Men have failed to reach those dizzy heights since, but they will look to reintroduce themselves to the world with a new sound.

‘Alligator’ is Of Monsters and Men’s first release since their 2015 single ‘Beneath The Skin’ and from the first note you can sense a change in the tide. For starters, co-vocalist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir takes over on the main vocals as well as writing the lyrics and what we get is an empowering anthem that describes the band’s excitement to be back and releasing music to the masses.

Listeners will find it very hard not to tap their toe along to the infectious guitar riffs and electronic production. Four years is a long time to be away from the limelight, but it seems to have done Of Monsters and Men the world of good as they show off a rawer, rockier progression of sound.

Words of Danial Kennedy

‘Alligator’ is available now on all major streaming platforms.