Future Islands announce new album 'As Long As You Are' and new video "Thrill"

Publish Date
Saturday, 15 August 2020, 6:00PM

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.

Check out new single "Thrill" and its video starring and created by Samuel T. Herring.

'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 6pm NZST. 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 HERE.