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Tragedy can lead us down paths we wouldn’t have normally explored without its influence. Lead singer Matt Schultz’s recent divorce added instability in the recording studio, but what came out of that is pure self-aware rock entries in navigating the abyss. “House of Glass” is the latest single from next month’s Cage the Elephant album, Social Cues, and it has many confessional themes to its alarming guitar structures. To go from creepy surf strumming to a frantic eruption of unfazed solos, Cage has gained more of an understanding of their craft as time goes on.