Future Islands have shared ‘Plastic Beach’, the latest tracks taken from their sixth studio album As Long As You Are, out now.
Recently, the band launched As Long As You Are Listening, Together, an interactive real-time cooperative listening event, and performed ‘For Sure’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
To celebrate the release of the record, the band performed a one-off global livestream event as their only show of 2020 on October 9. The Baltimore group have been road warriors for over a decade, touring extensively every year without fail, but 2020 is the first year the band will not hit the road since 2008.
Listen to ‘Plastic Beach’ by Future Islands on the Official F1 Tracks playlist on Spotify.
As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and
embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting
go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close.
Signalling a new era for Future Islands, touring drummer Mike Lowry officially joins as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers.
— Future Islands (@futureislands) October 9, 2020
Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co- producing As Long As You Are with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore.
Given time to allow the songs to slowly come to life, these 11 new songs of post wave synth-pop are as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.