FOALS - EVERYTHING NOT SHARED WILL BE LOST PART 2
Foals' creative ambition for ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1' resulted in a striking state-of-the-world-address of an album in which apocalyptic lyrical themes were equalled by the sheer impact of the music. It emerged as an immediate album of the year contender, with many hailing it as the finest moment in a consistently critically- acclaimed career. That status was cemented when it was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize last week.
Now Foals complete that artistic statement with the October 18th release of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2'. The album has been launched with the lead track ‘Black Bull'.
“Part two is a heavier listen, the guitars are more emphasised and there's some big riffs on it,” explained Philippakis in an interview with NME. “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.”
This album, like ‘Part 1', was produced by Foals themselves: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys), with Philippakis and Congreave contributing bass too.
‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2' will be released on CD, digital and vinyl formats. Special editions include a coloured vinyl that will be available exclusively through indie stores.
Collectively, ‘Every Not Saved Will Be Lost' is symbolic of Foals' trajectory so far. From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, they've earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million album sales, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure.
‘Part 1' debuted in the Top 10 on the Official Album Charts, making it the band's joint highest charting set to date. They followed its release by completing a huge UK & Irish tour which included two sold-out shows at London's prestigious Alexandra Palace. Foals also played triumphant sets at Glastonbury and Radio 1's Big Weekend before headlining the Truck and Y Not Festivals.
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