After more than a decade in the game, Foals embark on an ambitious new project: two astonishing new albums: EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST. A pair of releases, separate but related, they share a title, themes and artwork. ‘PART 1’ will be released on March 8th, with ‘PART 2’ following in spring.
“They’re two halves of the same locket,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explains. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”
Eager to break the traditional pop song structure which they felt they were becoming increasingly tapered to, these 20 exploratory, progressive-tinged tracks occasionally break the 10-minute mark alongside atmospheric segues which make the music an experience rather than a mere collection of songs.
“There's a definite idea about the world being no longer habitable in the way that it was,” says Yannis. “A kind of perilousness lack of predictability and a feeling of being overwhelmed by the magnitudes of the problems we face. What's the response? And what’s the purpose of any response that one individual can have?”
Pre-order EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST – PART 1 here: https://WMNZ.lnk.to/FoalsENSWBLPR
Watch first single ‘Exits’ here: