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Foals Share “Runner” Video – Yannis Philippakis Fights His Doppelgänger in the Cinematic Clip

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

Sep 30, 2019
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Foals are releasing two albums this year: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 came out in March and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 is due out October 18, both via Warner Records. Now they have shared a video for Part 2's "The Runner." Quentin Deronzier directed the cinematic clip, in which frontman Yannis Philippakis fights his doppelgänger (played by Vincent Heneine), including battling in and out of paintings. Watch it below.

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

Previously Foals shared Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2's first three singles: "Black Bull" (via a video for the track), "The Runner," and "Into the Surf." They also released a remix album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1: Remixes, featuring Metronomy and others.

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 was nominated for the Mercury Prize (it didn't win). 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.

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