Future Islands share first new music in three years, ‘For Sure’

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Future Islands return with their first new song in three years, ‘For Sure’.

Written and recorded in the band’s hometown of Baltimore, the chest-pounding anthem features backing vocals from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.

The accompanying video for ‘For Sure’ was created by Sam Mason and charts a long
journey through a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape.

Listen to ‘For Sure’ by Future Islands on the Official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.

Led by crooning frontman Samuel T. Herring, the members of Future Islands started out making electropop music together in 2003 while attending East Carolina University’s art program. In 2006, after the band split, Herring, William Cashion, and Gerrit Welmers continued under the name Future Islands and picked up Erick Murillo to fill out their sound on an electronic drum kit.

The band released a few CD-Rs, splits, and cassettes, then began work on their debut album with producer Chester Endersby Gwazda. After the album was recorded, but before it was released, the band, minus Murillo, relocated to Baltimore. Wave Like Home was released in 2008.

Their breakthrough came on the release 2014’s Singles, a streamlined, very accessible synth pop album produced by Chris Coady.

They caused a splash in the indie rock community when their performance of one of the album’s highlights, ‘Seasons (Waiting on You)’, on Late Night with David Letterman left the host dazzled and nearly speechless. The band toured extensively on that album cycle, appearing at Glastonbury in 2015.

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