Foals keep the party rolling all night on their latest single “2am” from their newly announced seventh album, Life Is Yours. The song scores a never-ending after-hours escapade, with a hypnotic beat that captures the anxiety of a party going off the rails.
In a press statement, Philippakis calls it “one of the poppiest songs we’ve ever written. It’s about repetitive cycles of destructive behavior, which I think lots of people can relate to, and certainly it’s an expression of something that I struggle with,” Philippakis said. “There’s something cathartic about expressing that feeling to this upbeat music that’s got a sense of release and the hope of resolution.”
Thematically, the new track pairs nicely with previous single “Wake Me Up.” If “2am” is the irresistible slip into dangerous patterns, “Wake Me Up” is the catalyst for breaking loose. Stream “2am” below.
Foals’ seventh album Life Is Yours is expected to drop this summer. It will be the first release from the band as a trio following founding member and keyboardist Edwin Congreave’s departure in September 2021 to pursue a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge.