Foals have announced Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, will come out on October 18th via Warner Records. “Part two is a heavier listen, the guitars are more emphasized and there’s some big riffs on it,” explained lead singer and guitarist Yannis Philippakis in an interview with NME. “It’s a rock record and it definitely carries on the narrative from part one. Part one ended with a lot of fire and destructive imagery, part two is trying to respond to that: how you can continue in the wreckage and through the scorched earth? We’re just excited for people to hear it because it completes the journey of what we’ve made over the last year-and-a-half.”
Along with the news, Foals have shared the music video for “Black Bull,” the first song off Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, and a bruising expression of conflicted masculinity & delusions of grandeur. The video for “Black Bull’ was directed by Niall O’Brien. Foals will continue to tour extensively in the lead-up to the release of Part 2 by headlining Boardmasters and playing international shows as far afield as Japan, Thailand and Russia.
Part 2, like Part 1, was produced by Foals themselves: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys), with Philippakis and Congreave contributing bass too. The album simmers with the pure visceral intensity which has long been emblematic of the band— “The Runner” and “Black Bull” are streamlined attacks, and this approach also informs “10,000 Feet”— while retaining the opening chapter’s eclectic nature. “Wash Off” marries manic world music-tinged grooves with a punk-like intensity and the cinematic instrumentals “Red Desert” and “Ikaria” underline that Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost is a journey rather than a mere collection of songs.
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 will be released on CD, digital and vinyl formats. Special editions include orange vinyl that will be available exclusively through indie stores and a picture disc which is designed to be added to the Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Collector’s Edition boxset. The album is now available to pre-order here, with “Black Bull” included as an instant download.
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2
1. “Red Desert”
2. “The Runner”
3. “Wash Off”
4. “Black Bull”
5. “Like Lightning”
6. “Dreaming Of”
8. “10,000 Feet”
9. “Into the Surf”