After the release of their fourth studio-album Present Tense last February, Wild Beasts are back with two new songs for download. The first is an instrumental called “Soft Future” and the second track is called “Blood Knowledge”.
Both songs were initially released as part of an online interactive GIF-style comic book. The interactive novel, illustrated by French artist Mattis Dovier, lets the viewer select a track, then switch between parallel worlds as the songs progress. The GIF novel “tells two alternate stories, the story of a human experiencing a robot’s world for ‘Soft Future’, and a robot exploring a human’s world for ‘Blood Knowledge’.”
Take a listen to “Soft Future” and “Blood Knowledge” below.
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That’s not all Wild Beasts have been up to. They recently released a special edition of Present Tense, which features remixes by Foals, Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, The Field, and SOHN.
On top of that, the band collaborated with Noisey and Phillips to record a live performance of “Wanderlust” on a 60-year old, 7,866-pipe organ from the Royal Festival Hall in London. Watch the performance below via Noisey.
Also, check out Wild Beast’s Collective Arts Black Box Session: