Foals have dropped a brand new single, ‘2001’: “There’s an escapist desire to break out from the feeling of being cooped up”

It's a further taster of the band's forthcoming pandemic party album 'Life is Yours', which is set to arrive on 17th June.

Foals have dropped a brand new single, ‘2001’.

Following up on recent offerings ‘Wake me Up’, ‘2am’ and ‘Looking High’, it’s a further taster of the band’s forthcoming pandemic party album ‘Life is Yours’, which is set to arrive on 17th June.

Talking about the track, Yannis Philippakis explains: “‘2001’ feels like a postcard from the past. We moved to Brighton around that time, we were a young band, and there was the feeling of the first taste of independence. The moment you get those freedoms, you’re surrounded by temptation. The references to beachside candy and Brighton rock are symbols for drugs and hedonism. This was written in the depths of the pandemic winter, and there’s an escapist desire to break out from the feeling of being cooped up, both in terms of the pandemic and adolescence.”

It comes alongside a video filmed in Costa Brava, Spain, directed by ESTEBAN (Arca, Peggy Gou) for the creative production company CANADA. You can check that out below.

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