Today, Future Islands have shared ‘Moonlight’, the third new song from the forthcoming album As Long As You Are (out 9 October). The song is paired with a video directed by Will Mayer (BADBADNOTGOOD) and starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer) and Callie Hernandez (La La Land, Alien).
Samuel T. Herring says of the song,
“’ Moonlight’ is a song about love in a depressive state. It’s about recognising the holes in ourselves and recognising the circular whole of others. ‘Moonlight’ is about acceptance because that’s what love allows us all. “I couldn’t see, I had a cloud in my arms, but if I asked you would you say, It’s only rain, nothing more.”
Check out ‘Moonlight’ – BELOW:
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).