Future Islands have shared “Moonlight”, the third new song from forthcoming album As Long As You Are (out October 9). The song is paired with a video directed by Will Mayer (BADBADNOTGOOD) and starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) and Callie Hernandez (La La Land, Alien).
Along with Future Islands’ forthcoming release As Long As You Are, due out on October 9th via 4AD, the band will perform their only show of 2020 on album release day (Tickets here). Future Islands have been touring for over a decade, extensively every year without fail, but 2020 is the first year the band will not hit the road since 2008. Instead, for their 1,235th live show, the group will move online for a one-off global livestream event on October 9. ‘A Stream of You and Me’ will be filmed in Maryland and feature a bespoke one-off light show created by light artist Pierre Claude (The Strokes, Phoenix, Gesaffelstein). The broadcast will be directed by Michael Garber (Phoenix, Bon Iver, Kamasi Washington).
Samuel T. Herring on “Moonlight:”
“”Moonlight” is a song about love in a depressive state. It’s about recognizing the holes in ourselves and recognizing the circular whole of others. “Moonlight” is about acceptance because that’s what love allows us all. “I couldn’t see, I had a cloud in my arms, but if I asked you would you say, It’s only rain, nothing more.
Future Islands, touring drummer Mike Lowry officially joins as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co-producing As Long As You Are with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. Given time to allow the songs to slowly come to life.
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