Foals protest climate change with their new animated video for ‘Like Lightning’

Catch the band on tour in the UK next May.

Foals have released a new video for ‘Like Lightning’.

The animated clip was written and directed by the French animator Virginie Kypriotis, and encourages fans to make a stand against climate change.

She explains: “After being angered by the world’s greed, malice and ignorance regarding environmental issues, the story’s hero simply decides to run away. The action makes him a kind of contemporary messiah who people turn to as they begin to change their ways.

“Although the film is about the environment, we wanted to create a new kind of message about it. Rather than just being pessimistic or even too sentimental, the idea was to use our anger to create something funny and hopeful to celebrate the people who are actually doing something about it.”

Watch the clip below, and catch the band on tour in the UK next May.

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