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Foals Share Video for “In Degrees”

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 Out Now via Warner Bros.

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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 Bros. and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 is due out this fall. Now they have shared a video for Part 1 highlight “In Degrees.” Aaron Brown directed the video that intercuts between the band performing the song to an empty amphitheater in the day and them performing it at night to a crowd. Watch the video below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Lead singer Yannis Philippakis had this to say about the song in a press release: “Essentially it’s about when you’re aware of a relationship slowly slipping away, incrementally bit by bit, there’s no a big dramatic moment, but it’s through the slow drifting apart. And also, the actual phrase ‘in degrees’ also got me thinking that it could work on a due level about the environment in a way as well.”

Music video director Aaron Brown had this to say: “What excited me about the track ‘In Degrees’ was the dance feel that Foals were doing in contrast to the lyrics. They’ve always had some of that danceability in their music but this track is a no holds barred, make no mistake about it, post-punk, four on the floor, dance track. In contrast to the music though, is a solemn verse and brooding chorus.”

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

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” and “Cafe D’Athens.”

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.

Foals Tour Dates:

May 15 /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// Les Docks SOLD OUT
May 16 /// Milan, Italy /// Fabrique
May 17 /// Luxembourg, Luxembourg /// Den Atelier SOLD OUT
May 19 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso SOLD OUT
May 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys SOLD OUT
May 23 /// Leeds, United Kingdom /// O2 Leeds Academy SOLD OUT
May 24 /// Newcastle, United Kingdom /// This Is Tomorrow 2019#
May 25 /// Middlesbrough, United Kingdom /// Radio 1’s Big Weekend#
May 26 /// Dundee, United Kingdom /// Fat Sams [Early & Late Show] SOLD OUT
June 5 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT
June 6 /// Aaarhus, Denmark /// Northside Festival#
June 7 - June 9 /// Nürburg, Germany /// Rock Am Ring 2019#
June 7 - June 9 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Rock im Park#
June 11 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 12 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 14 /// Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom /// Bedgebury Pinetum
June 15 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 16 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 18 /// Glasgow, United Kingdom /// SWG3 Galvanizers Yard SOLD OUT
June 20 /// Thetford, United Kingdom /// Thetford Forest
June 21 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
June 22 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
June 24 - June 25 /// Zagreb, Croatia /// Inmusic Festival#
June 26 /// Bournemouth, United Kingdom /// International Centre
June 27/// Kingston, United Kingdom /// Pryzm [Early & Late Show] SOLD OUT
July 2 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Trinity College
July 5 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Festival Cruïlla 2019#
July 6- 7 /// Ewijk, Netherlands /// Down The Rabbit Hole#
Jul 12 /// Auckland, New Zealand /// Town Hall
Jul 13 /// Auckland, New Zealand /// Town Hall
Jul 15 /// Melbourne, Australia /// Margaret Court Arena
Jul 17 /// Sydney, Australia /// Hordern Pavilion
Jul 19-21 /// Byron Bay, Australia /// Splendour In The Grass
Jul 21 /// Perth, Australia /// Metro City
July 25 - 28 /// Pikehall, Derbyshire, UK /// Y Not Festival #
July 26 - 28 /// Hill Farm, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom/// Truck Festival#
July 26 - 28 /// Benidorm, Spain /// Low Festival 2019#
July 31 /// Freiburg, German /// Zelt - Musik- Festival #
August 1 - 3 /// Lustenau, Austria /// Szene Open Air#
Aug 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

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