Foster the People Announce New LP ‘Paradise State Of Mind’, Share “Lost In Space”

Foster the People Announce New LP 'Paradise State Of Mind', Share "Lost In Space"

LA indie pop/ indie rock band Foster The People have announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Paradise State Of Mind‘, their first in seven years.

The band have also shared the disco-inspired new single “Lost In Space” and its accompanying video. The follow-up to their 2017’s album ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ will be out on August 16th via Atlantic Records. Pre-order your copy here.

In a statement, Mark Foster said:

The record started as a case study of the late Seventies crossover between disco, funk, gospel, jazz, and all those sounds. It was such a beautiful moment in time, when these different styles of music were cross-referencing each other — artists like Nile Rogers and Chic, the Tom Tom Club, and Giorgio Moroder.”

“I wanted to dive into that and figure out what they were doing. I was also thinking about how that era has musical and social parallels to the time that we’re in now, with the giant recession in the seventies, the political turmoil post-Vietnam, and other major tensions. But then you see these expressions of joy happening through music, and I started thinking about joy as an act of defiance.” He added.

Lost In Space” invokes moments of psychedelia, the space age, the anthemic of the ’80s, and dramatic disco strings, achieving that decades-spanning energy Foster described.

Watch the Rupert Höller-directed video below, followed by the album’s artwork.

Foster the People “Paradise State Of Mind”

Photo by Jimmy Fontaine