Foals’ have released their latest single, “Looking High” from their upcoming album Life Is Yours, out June 17th. The song finds Foals bounding into an exultant rush of sun-kissed synths, a full-voiced falsetto from Yannis Philippakis, and guitars drenched in disco decadence. Listen to it now bellow.
Like the majority of the Life Is Yours album, themes of nostalgia and rebirth are all infused in “Looking High”. As Yannis explains, “This is looking back to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society in general, pre-pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change. It takes place in an alley in Oxford with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the city’s nightlife gravitated towards. It was before clubs started to close down and our cities started to change into more corporate, arid places. There’s an element of being haunted by nightlife that’s no longer there.”
Foals also announced that their debut album Antidotes will receive a long-awaited vinyl repress to commemorate the 14th anniversary of its original release. This new, single-run pressing will be manufactured using recycled vinyl records – a process which means that all copies will share a mottled, marbled effect, but that also means that each individual record is unique. Antidotes has only previously been available on vinyl following its initial release in 2008, making it an elusive item for collectors. Antidotes will also be released on June 17th. Both Life Is Yours and Antidotes are available to pre-order HERE.
Later this month, Foals will embark upon a UK headline tour that includes a sold-out four-night run at London’s Olympia.