Foals’ new album, What Went Down, finally comes out at the end of this week, and we’ve already heard a good chunk of it so far. Last week, they put out an 11-minute sampler, which was preceded by three songs since they announced the release back in June: the title track, “Mountain At My Gates,” and “A Knife In The Ocean.” Today, they’ve debuted a new track called “London Thunder” via a live performance that was filmed in France’s Studios La Fabrique.
When frontman Yannis Philippakis talked about this track with NME last month, he had the following to say:
It’s probably informed by touring, being absent in some way. We’ve been to a lot of airports over the last few years, and sometimes there’s this cool melancholy to an airport at a certain hour of the evening. It’s about being away and having some sort of experience that changes you, and waiting to return, knowing that the world you’re returning to will be subtly different because you are.
Watch the video via Mashable below.
What Went Down is out 8/28 via Warner Music.