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Foals Announce Details of New Album, Share Video for New Song “Black Bull”

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 Due Out October 18 via Warner Records

Aug 01, 2019
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Foals are releasing two albums this year: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 came out in March via Warner Records and now the details of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 have been announced. They have also shared its first single, "Black Bull," via a video for the track. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 is due out October 18 via Warner Records. Check out the Niall O'Brien-directed "Black Bull" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Frontman Yannis Philippakis had this to say about the album in a recent interview with NME: "Part two is a heavier listen, the guitars are more emphasized and there's some big riffs on it. It's a rock record and it definitely carries on the narrative from part one. Part one ended with a lot of fire and destructive imagery, part two is trying to respond to that: how you can continue in the wreckage and through the scorched earth? We're just excited for people to hear it because it completes the journey of what we've made over the last year-and-a-half."

Read our interview with Foals about Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1. Also read our shorter recent print magazine article on Foals.

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 was recently nominated for the Mercury Prize. Previously Foals shared a cinematic video for Part 1's first single, "Exits" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), a video for "On the Luna," and a lyric video for "Sunday" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then once the album was released album track "In Degrees" was #2 on our Songs of the Week list. Then the band shared videos for Part 1's "White Onions," "Cafe D'Athens," "In Degrees," and "Sunday."

The albums are the follow-up to 2015's What Went Down. Philippakis produced the albums, which were recorded at 123 Studios in Peckham, London with the help of engineer Brett Shaw. The band also features Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), and Edwin Congreave (keys).

In a previous press release Philippakis had this to say about releasing two albums: "They're two halves of the same locket. They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces."

Philippakis said that the albums do address the environmental crisis our planet faces. "There's a definite idea about the world being no longer habitable in the way that it was," he said. "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?"

Philippakis added: "Lyrically, there are resonances with what's going on in the world at the moment. I just feel like, what's the utility of being a musician these days, if you can't engage with at least some of this stuff? These songs are white flags, or they're SOSs, or they're cries for help... each in a different way."

Read our 2015 interview with Foals about What Went Down.

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 Tracklist:

1. "Red Desert"
2. "The Runner"
3. "Wash Off"
4. "Black Bull"
5. "Like Lightning"
6. "Dreaming Of"
7. "Ikaria"
8. "10,000 Feet"
9. "Into the Surf"
10. "Neptune"

Foals Tour Dates:

August 1 - 3 /// Lustenau, Austria /// Szene Open Air#
August 3 /// Katowice, Poland /// Off Festival#
August 7 - 11 /// Newquay, United Kingdom /// Boardmasters#
August 14 /// Bangkok, Thailand /// Moonstar Studio
August 16 /// Osaka, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 17 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 22 - 24 /// Gueret, France /// Check In Party#
August 24 /// Charleville-Mézières, France /// Le Cabaret Vert
August 25 /// Paris, France /// Rock En Seine#
August 27 /// Kiev, Ukraine /// Art Platform
August 29 /// Moscow, Russia /// Adrenaline Stadium
August 30 /// St. Petersburg, Russia /// Morze

# Festival Date

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