Another new Foals track? Has Christmas come early or something?
In the lead-up to their upcoming album, the hotly anticipated What Went Down, Foals have blessed us with two incredible new singles, What Went Down and Mountain At My Gates. Now they’ve added a third track to their impeccable artillery, with the overnight release of the lyric video for A Knife In The Ocean. It’s set to be the closing track for the album, while the first two singles were the openers – meaning we’re ever more curious to see what’ll be sandwiched in between them.
Sure, the lyric video isn’t as gripping as the interactive, virtual reality clip for Mountain At My Gates, but the montage footage of waves crashing, huge fires and general natural magnificence is still pretty great – watch below.
The track itself is beautiful. From Yannis Philippakis’ soaring, hollowed vocals and big, billowing chords, the track grows and grows, as rhythms and instrumental layers splash colour into the intense, rich atmosphere. With a more ambient post-rock sound than their last two singles (which in turn were vastly different,) the sheer diversity within these three tracks alone indicates that we’ve got a pretty incredible album to look forward to.
What Went Down tracklisting:
What Went Down
Mountain At My Gates
Give It All
A Knife In The Ocean