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Listen: Foals' new song 'Wake Me Up'.

Listen: Foals' new song 'Wake Me Up'.

Foals have shared a new song, 'Wake Me Up', which frontman Yannis Philippakis describes as "our version of a dance or disco record" with lyrics which “transport oneself out of the oppression of lockdown and the bleakness of last year," and is the first single off the band's next album out next year.

About the upcoming album, Philippakis says: "There’s a journey that the band has gone on experimenting with different palettes of sound. This time there was a desire to take it back to more of the initial idea of the band where the rhythm, the grooves and the guitars are interlocking architecturally. We wanted to tap into the physicality of music. And we wanted it to feel good."

And specifically about their new song, Philippakis says: "I just wanted to write a song about transporting yourself to a better, idyllic situation. I think we all had that feeling of the last eighteen months being like a weird fever dream that felt surreal but very affecting. I think we all wished we could have woken up somewhere else at various points."

Watch the 'Wake Me Up' music video below...

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