Today, Future Islands share details of a new album, a new song, and a special livestream concert. The Baltimore group will release As Long As You Are, their sixth studio record, on Friday 9 October via 4AD / Remote Control Records.
Check out new single ‘Thrill’ – the follow-up to recent single ‘For Sure‘ – and its video starring and created by Samuel T. Herring here.
As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close.
As Long As You Are also signals a new era for Future Islands. Drummer Mike Lowry officially joins as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co-producing As Long As You Are with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. Their brand of new wave synth-pop full of bright melodies and heavenly choruses is as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.
On As Long As You Are release day, October 9, Future Islands will be exclusively live-streaming a very special show from their hometown of Baltimore on Friday 10 October at 8pm AEST. Their only show of 2020, this will be the only time this year to see the band on stage playing tracks off of the new album (as well as some classics). For further details, and to purchase tickets, head to Handsome Tours.
As Long As You Are will be available digitally, on CD, standard black vinyl, petrol blue vinyl (4AD and indie stores only), fluorescent orange vinyl (band store only) and cassette (4AD Store, band store and US indies only). To pre-order, head to futureislands.ffm.to/