Baltimore indie rock/indie pop band Future Islands have announced the release of their seventh studio album ‘People Who Aren’t There Anymore’, and have shared their new single “The Tower“.
The follow-up to their 2020’s record As Long As You Are, will be out 26th January via 4AD, and was co-produced by Future Islands and Steve Wright, and mixed by Steve Wright and Chris Coady (who returns to working with the band for the first time since 2014’s Singles). Pre-order your copy here.
According to the press release, the 12-track record heralds a new chapter for Future Islands who, despite having formed nearly two decades ago, continue to challenge themselves and each other.
Where they’ve pursued ever-higher energy anthems in the past, they’ve turned inward this time, and unlocked a new level of ferocity, delivering some of their most inspiring and most heartbreaking tracks by doing the opposite: taking their time, making each breath, each syllable, each cymbal crash count. The result is a powerful, defining statement from a group of musicians that have made the best album of their career.
Watch the Jonathan Van Tulleken-directed video for “The Tower” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.
People Who Aren’t There Anymore tracklisting:
- King of Sweden
- The Tower
- Deep In The Night
- Say Goodbye
- Give Me The Ghost Back
- Corner Of My Eye
- The Thief
- The Fight
- The Sickness
- The Garden Wheel
Future Islands are: Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming), and Michael Lowry (drums).
Photo credit: Frank Hamilton