Figure It Out

Album: Royal Blood (2014)
Charted: 43
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Songfacts®:

  • Royal Blood vocalist and guitarist Mike Kerr admitted to Drowned in Sound that he thought this "was quite a silly song," when he first wrote this with drummer Ben Thatcher. "I laughed a lot when we were playing it," he added. "There's something quite stupid about it."

    "The ending just seemed like the funniest, stupidest thing ever, it breaking down to a one-string solo and the 'Billie Jean' groove," Kerr continued. "Like: 'Are we really going to get away with this?'"
  • Royal Blood debuted at #1 on the UK albums chart with 66,000 units sold in its first week. It was the highest sales total for a rock debut since Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds set in 2011.

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