Future Islands will release new album ‘People Who Aren’t There Anymore’ on January 26th.
The Baltimore group have just completed the final leg of their lengthy As Long As You Are tour, a lung-bursting trans-continental feast. It seems they’re in no mood to stop, however – a new album is on the way.
Out on January 26th via 4AD, the new album is their first since 2020. ‘People Who Aren’t There Anymore’ features 12 tracks, co-produced by Future Islands and Steve Wright, and mixed by Steve Wright and Chris Coady.
The new album will be available digitally, on CD and cassette; it will receive a standard black vinyl pressing, transparent vinyl (indie retail only), and yellow and black ‘yolk’ vinyl with alternative artwork (through the 4AD shop).
New single ‘The Tower’ is online now, a bold, imperious piece of avant-garde pop music propelled by Samuel T. Herring’s strength of character.
Jonathan van Tulleken directs the new video, and he comments:
Anyone who’s seen Sam on stage shape shift with his whole body and voice from heart wrenchingly tender to fantastically ferocious knows that he is a truly, magnetic, performer. This was no small reason why he was cast for a role in The Changeling where he plays a complex character who appears to be one thing whilst actually another.
It was a role that would be no easy task for even the most seasoned actor but Sam, applying all his stage craft, charisma, smarts and natural empathy, absolutely nailed it producing a riveting performance. I loved working with someone who came to acting via this persona they had built in their music. To then get to collaborate on a music video with the band was a delight, especially one which explores that duality of light and dark literally and metaphorically. Finding that same captivating, haunting, performance but this time with the track as script.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Frank Hamilton