48:13 is the fifth studio album by English rock band Kasabian. The album, produced by the band’s leader, songwriter, guitarist and second vocalist Sergio Pizzorno and named after its total running time, was released in Germany on 6 June 2014 and in the UK on 9 June 2014. The album entered at number one on the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release making it the band’s fourth consecutive UK number one album. The album received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics who often praised the music but criticized the lyrics. The lead single “Eez-eh” was released on 29 April 2014. The second single, “Bumblebeee”, was released on 3 August 2014. The video, directed by Alex Courtes, was released in late July.
48:13 represents a return to the hip hop influenced sound of their debut album combined with the space-rock and neo-psychedelic sound of their more recent releases. 48:13 is notable for being the band’s only album in which Pizzorno’s lead vocal duties outweigh that of Tom Meighan, with 5 tracks being sung by Pizzorno, 3 sung by Meighan and 3 tracks which feature both on lead vocals.