On 9th October, Future Islands will release their sixth full-length album As Long As You Are and perform their only show of 2020. The Baltimore group have been road warriors for over a decade, touring extensively every year without fail and earning widespread praise for their incendiary live performances.
2020 is the first year the band will not hit the road since 2008. Instead, for their 1,235th live show, the group will move online for a one-off global Livestream event on 9 October. “A Stream of You and Me” will be filmed in Maryland and feature a bespoke light show created by lighting artist Pierre Claude (The Strokes, Phoenix, Gesaffelstein). The broadcast will be directed by Michael Garber (Phoenix, Bon Iver, Kamasi Washington).
Watch the trailer for “A Stream of You and Me” – BELOW:
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. The album features previously released singles ‘Thrill’ and ‘For Sure’. Signalling a new era for Future Islands, touring 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.
Tickets can be purchased from future-islands.com/ALAYA