Foals Debut New Single “2am”
UK band Foals have shared their new single “2am.” The track is off the trio’s forthcoming release Life Is Yours, the LP is due out in the summer of 2022.
Frontman Yannis Philippakis says, “Musically “2am” is one of the poppiest songs we’ve ever written. It’s about repetitive cycles of destructive behaviour, which I think lots of people can relate to, and certainly it’s an expression of something that I struggle with. There’s something cathartic about expressing that feeling to this upbeat music that’s got a sense of release and the hope of resolution.”
“2am” was produced by John Hill (Florence + The Machine, Cage The Elephant ) and Dan Carey (Tame Impala, Fontaines D.C.), and recorded during sessions at Real World Studios, Bath and Carey’s studio in south London, and mixed by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West).
Foals’ lineup is rounded out by Jimmy Smith and Jack Bevan – started writing the album in their South London rehearsal space in the oppressive lockdown winter of 2020. Having written the album in the bleak, brisk winter, the songs were recorded as the ambience shifted to the spring and summer months. Appropriately for an album which explores elements of rebirth,Foals approached the recording process in an entirely new way. There are different configurations of producers, mixers and studios used on each track, an approach which crafted a creative cohesion from a multitude of collaborative voices.
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