Foals return with bright new single “Wake Me Up”
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“Wake Me Up” is Foals‘ first new single since announcing the departure of keyboardist Edwin Congreave in September, and is accompanied by a Dave East-directed video.

Frontman Yannis Philippakis says of the track, “There’s a journey that the band has gone on experimenting with different palettes of sound. This time there was a desire to take it back to more of the initial idea of the band where the rhythm, the grooves and the guitars are interlocking architecturally. We wanted to tap into the physicality of music. And we wanted it to feel good.”

He adds, “With “Wake Me Up”, I just wanted to write a song about transporting yourself to a better, idyllic situation. I think we all had that feeling of the last eighteen months being like a weird fever dream that felt surreal but very affecting. I think we all wished we could have woken up somewhere else at various points.”

The song, produced by John Hill, features co-production from Miles James and additional production by A. K. Paul, and is the first outing from the band’s new album out next year.

In 2019, Foals released two albums – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and Part 2.

Foals’ “Wake Me Up” single is out now.

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