Foals have shared their new single, “Crest of the Wave” ahead of this Friday’s release of their 7th studio album, Life Is Yours. Yesterday, the band announced their North American tour and confirmed headliners on Glastonbury’s Second Stage and at Latitude, which adds to their recent high profile live moments that have included ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, and a UK headline tour that saw them play to a combined audience of 40,000 people in London alone.
The lush, tranquil song showcases the band’s dynamic sound on their upcoming record, with vocalist Yannis Philippakis’ lyrics presenting evocative and escapist imagery that Foals are known for. Of the song Yannis said, “A portion of ‘Crest of the Wave’ existed in 2011, we had demoed it in Australia and just left it for years. But it was one of those songs which had always been at the back of our minds, like there was some unfinished business there. As we were playing around with it with some of the themes on this record, we cracked it open and really revelled in adding lots of layers to it in the studio. I was looking at the power of the lyrics to transport myself and the listener somewhere else. It’s set in St Lucia which is an island that has always visually struck me as being very powerful.”
‘Crest Of The Wave’ is a fresh example of Foals’ process for ‘Life Is Yours’, which sees them works with varying amalgamations of creative collaborations. Production comes from John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Florence + The Machine) and Dan Carey (Tame Impala, Fontaines D.C.), with mixing courtesy of the multiple Grammy Award winner Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Coldplay, Muse, Kings of Leon) and Chris Laws (Biffy Clyro, London Grammar).
Life Is Yours is available for pre-order on all formats HERE. Standard formats include digital/streaming, CD, vinyl and cassette, while a selection of exclusive vinyl formats are also available. Foals’ official store has a double-vinyl format, Amazon offers a transparent Curaçao-coloured vinyl, while key indie stores will stock a white vinyl version.
Foals Life Is Yours US Tour Dates
Oct 28 – Las Vegas, NV at Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 29 – San Diego, CA at SOMA
Oct 30 – Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren
Nov 1 – Austin, TX at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Nov 3 – Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall
Nov 4 – Fort Worth, TX at Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
Nov 7 – Denver, CO at Mission Ballroom
Nov 8 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex
Nov 11 – Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov 12 – Seattle, WA at Showbox SoDo
Nov 13 – Portland, OR at Roseland Theater
Nov 15 – Oakland, CA at Fox Theater
Nov 16 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium
Nov 19 – Mexico City, MX at Corona Capital (Festival Date)
Dec 1 – Minneapolis, MN at The Fillmore Minneapolis
Dec 2 – Chicago, IL at The Vic Theatre
Dec 6 – Atlanta, GA at The Eastern
Dec 7 – Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works
Dec 9 – Columbus, OH at KEMBA Live!
Dec 10 – Toronto, ON at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 11 – Cleveland, OH at Agora Theater & Ballroom
Dec 13 – Washington DC at The Anthem
Dec 14 – Philadelphia, PA at Franklin Music Hall
Dec 16 – New York, NY at Terminal 5
Dec 17 – Boston, MA at Roadrunner
Dec 18 – Portland, ME at State Theatre