Foals have previewed the October 18th release of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ with two explosive tracks in the shape of ‘The Runner’ and ‘Black Bull’ – both of which were picked as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. Now they share the new track ‘Into The Surf’ on the back of last week’s dynamic performance at the Mercury Prize.
In contrast to the two tracks that preceded it, ‘Into The Surf’ captures a very different side to Foals. It’s a dreamy, ethereal soundscape which allows Yannis Philippakis’ haunting but elegant lyrics to soar.
“In ‘Into the Surf’ there’s this shadow of death, of someone not returning from a voyage,” he explained in an interview with DIY. “There’s a type of Greek folk song that’s always to do with the immigration of Greek people and how dying on foreign shores is always viewed as the worst fate – to die far away from your home and your family.”
Available to pre-order from https://foals.me/enswbl2, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ follows the album’s first chapter, which debuted at #2 on the Official Album Charts and earned a Mercury Prize nomination.
Foals have just been announced as Friday night headliners at BIME Live in Bilbao alongside Kraftwerk, while further international touring includes a run of dates in Japan in March. 2019 has already seen them complete a huge UK tour which included two sold-out shows at Alexandra Palace as well as triumphant festival sets at Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Truck and Y Not.
‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ is symbolic of Foals’ trajectory so far. From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, they’ve earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million album sales, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure.