Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting On You)" Video

Earlier this month, the Baltimore art-pop trio Future Islands announced their new album Singles, the Chris Coady-produced follow-up to their great and ridiculously underrated 2011 LP On The Water. This morning, they shared the video for first single “Seasons (Waiting On You).” Frequent Future Islands collaborator Jay Buim directed the video, and it’s a loving and lyrical tribute to the life of the present-day cowboy, documenting the rodeos, church services, and early farm mornings that make up his everyday life. It’s a touching and beautifully photographed piece of filmmaking and a wonderful complement for the slow, homespun majesty of the song, which we’re hearing for the first time right now. Check it out below.

Singles is due out 3/25 via 4AD.

Comments (8)
  1. Love his singing. Might be the production, but it’s a step up/further than previous works.

  2. This post is already getting buried by the pileup of less important “stories” about streaming and such. How about making this the opening story? Because Future Islands are important music makers!

  3. Great track, looking forward for this one. Step forward indeed.

  4. This is a good thing.

  5. I have a running theory that Future Islands’ singer (haven’t bothered to look up his name) could front a band in any chosen genre–be it soul, country, metal, whatever–and absolutely pull it off. Love his voice, love the choices they make in their music, love it all. And I’d be willing to bet nobody in that video will ever be caught dead listening to a Future Islands album.

  6. Wow. I’ve always loved their stuff but this is just incredible.

  7. I guess I’m in the minority here, but I don’t like nearly as much as most of the songs on “In Evening Air.”
    Either way they’re still an incredibly solid band. I can’t wait for the new album, and hopefully a tour through the south east! They’re one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen, especially for their genre.

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