TAKEN FROM EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST – PART 1
WHICH IS RELEASED ON MARCH 8TH
“It’s chock-full of tunes… Foals have entered their second phase, and things are starting to get interesting.” **** – Q
Foals’ triumphant return with their new single Exits was entirely fitting for a band at the peak of their powers. Exits has fired to 5 million streams within a month. It prompted excitement for theMarch 8th release of ‘Part 1’ of their ambitious dual album project Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, available for pre-order here.
Now Foals unveil a second track from the album in the shape of On The Luna. Already picked by Q as one of the album’s highlights, On The Luna stirs Foals’ strident grooves and skyscraping hook with sparkling synths and clattering cowbell. Meanwhile, Yannis Philippakis’ lyric declaration, “We had it all but we didn’t stop to think about it”, underlines the track’s foreboding atmosphere.
An observational, documentary style snapshot of all things Foals, the grainy, Super 8-styled video blends the visceral energy of their live show with intimate, behind-the-scenes footage as they work on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.
Eager to break the traditional pop song structure, the 20 tracks that feature on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost defy expectation. There are exploratory, progressive-tinged tracks which occasionally break the 10-minute mark alongside atmospheric segues which make the music an experience rather than a mere collection of songs. Yet the band’s renowned ability to wield relentless grooves with striking power also reaches new heights.