Foals have released a new single, called “Mountain At My Gates.” It will be released on their upcoming album, What Went Down, which will drop August 28. It follows Holy Fire, released in 2013.
Frontman Yannis Philippakis told NME that the LP is “lean” and “punchy.” He also described “Mountain At My Gates” “instantaneous.”
“I’d recorded the beginning riff on my phone ages ago. At the beginning it had a baggy feel, but became less so with more work. The central image – ‘I see a mountain at my gates’ was from me getting more interested in seeing what would come out lyrically where there wasn’t a pre-conceived idea. Normally I write voraciously in books and journals, then harvest a lot of that for the record. This, though, came out instantaneously in the room.”
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