Baltimore-based synthpop band Future Islands have exciting news to share with their fans – they have just announced their highly anticipated new album and released a video for the first single, “The Tower.” This announcement comes as a delightful surprise, as the band’s last studio album, “The Far Field,” was released back in 2017.
Future Islands, known for their energetic performances and captivating stage presence, have been keeping fans waiting in anticipation for new music. Now, their latest album, titled “As Long As You Are,” is set to be released on October 9th, 2020 via 4AD.
“The Tower,” the first taste of what to expect from the upcoming album, is an impressive track that showcases the band’s signature blend of synthpop and post-punk influences. The song brings in Samuel T. Herring’s distinct baritone vocals, characterized by his emotional, soulful delivery. Herring’s ability to convey raw and heartfelt emotions through his powerful voice has been a trademark of the band’s music. “The Tower” does not disappoint, taking listeners on an emotional journey with its deeply introspective lyrics.
The accompanying video for “The Tower” is a visually stunning piece of art, directed by Sam Mason. It perfectly complements the song’s unique sound and lyrical themes. The video’s surreal and dreamlike imagery adds another layer to the already captivating track.
Fans will be thrilled to know that “As Long As You Are” promises to continue exploring themes of relationships, nostalgia, and personal growth. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Texas, and produced by the band themselves with additional production by Steve Wright.
Since the release of their breakout album “Singles” in 2014, Future Islands has gained a dedicated following worldwide. Their infectious energy and electrifying live performances, particularly Herring’s memorable dance moves, have earned them critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.
With a reputation for catchy hooks, heartfelt lyrics, and a sound that effortlessly blends synthpop and new wave influences, Future Islands have become an influential force in the indie music scene. Their music has the power to transport listeners to a different time and place, evoking a sense of both nostalgia and hope. It’s safe to say that their upcoming album will offer more of the same captivating experience.
“As Long As You Are” is available for pre-order starting now, and along with the announcement, Future Islands has also revealed a list of tour dates for 2021. After months of canceled and postponed shows due to the ongoing global pandemic, fans can finally look forward to experiencing the band’s electric live performances once again.
Future Islands’ latest album announcement and the release of “The Tower” have generated a buzz of excitement among fans and music enthusiasts alike. As we eagerly await the release of “As Long As You Are,” it’s clear that Future Islands is back with their unique blend of synthpop and post-punk sounds, ready to deliver another unforgettable musical journey.