Ahead of the release of their sixth album As Long As You Are this Friday, Future Islands have shared a new single ‘Born In A War’. To accompany the song is a stunning animated video created by award-winning American artist Wayne White and his son Woodrow White, which takes its visual cues from Samuel T. Herring’s potent lyrics centred on America, consumption and capitalism – “Life’s more than Cash and Carry – all your guns to your grave.”
The band say, “We first met with Wayne White back in 2014 to discuss collaborating on a music video. We’ve been wanting to work with him since then. We’re stoked that we were finally able to work together on the video for Born In A War. We love the puppets he created and his unique interpretation of the song.”
Watch the video for ‘Born In A War’ – BELOW:
With current events separating us from friends and loved ones, Future Islands want to recreate the communal moment of sharing music together. From 10 am EST on Wednesday 7 October, the band will launch the As Long As You Are Listening, Together website offering fans the opportunity to hear the album early. Available to fans worldwide, the website will detect a person’s geographic location and, once enough people from the same are online at the same time, the album stream will be unlocked. Fans can listen together in real-time, sharing stories and initial impressions via the chat-box. Sign up now to be notified when it launches.
To coincide with the release of their sixth full-length album As Long As You Are on 9th October, Future Islands will perform their only show of 2020 on album release day. The Baltimore group have been road warriors for over a decade, touring extensively every year without fail, but 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 one-off light show created by light artist Pierre Claude (The Strokes, Phoenix, Gesaffelstein). The broadcast will be directed by Michael Garber (Phoenix, Bon Iver, Kamasi Washington).