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Cold War Kids Talk New Album 'L.A. Divine' & Being Influenced by Pop

Plus, the guys talk about what it's really like to live in Los Angeles, the city that inspired the new album.

Cold War Kids just released their new album L.A. Divine earlier this month and stopped by Fuse to tell us all about it. Speaking to the new sounds fans hear on the project, frontman Nathan Willett explains how the band was inspired this time around by production they heard listening to pop radio.

Breaking down album cut "Wilshire Protest," Willett explains the song was written about an actual protest he marched in in Los Angeles, right after the 2016 presidential election. "Just getting to watch people in Los Angeles interact in a way that you almost never see," Willett remembers.

Plus, the guys address the belief that living in L.A. is like a "fairy tale" where nothing bad ever happens. Is it true? Sort of. Watch them explain, and talk about the new album, above.

Want more Cold War Kids? We can do that. Below, watch a throwback interview with the guys on the ground at Lollapalooza 2015:

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