While gearing up for the release of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, Foals have released a new animated video for “into The Surf.”
“There are threads that run through all these [final] songs, and on ‘Into the Surf’ there’s this shadow of death, of someone not returning from a voyage,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explains to DIY Magazine. “There’s a type of Greek folk song that’s always to do with the immigration of Greek people and how dying on foreign shores is always viewed as the worst fate – to die away from your home and your family. ‘Surf Pt I’ [from the first record] is a chop out part of ‘Into the Surf’ and I thought it was nice to have that link as a tease.”
The accompanying animated, Steve Warne-directed video echoes the ambient instrumentals while calling upon the theme of getting lost in the ocean, as the cartoon protagonist visualizes swimming through the sky to the moon.
Watch Foals’ new video for “Into The Surf” below.
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 is set for release on October 18th.