Foals have premiered a new song called ‘London Thunder.’ It is the latest track to be lifted from the band’s upcoming album, What Went Down.
The band played the song during a CCTV session recorded at Studios la Fabrique in the South of France. The band’s frontman, Yannis Phillipakis, told Mashable that the song was inspired by “touring [and]being absent in some way.”
“We’ve been to a lot of airports over the last few years,” he explained. “Sometimes there’s this cool melancholy to an airport at a certain hour of the evening. It’s about being away and having some sort of experience that changes you, and waiting to return, knowing that the world you’re returning to will be subtly different because you are.”
What Went Down is the band’s fourth studio LP, following on from 2013’s Holy Fire. The album was recorded in the south of France with James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, who has also worked with Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons and Mumford & Sons. In a recent interview with NME, Phillipakis described the record as “lean” and “punchy.” Tracks that have already been released from the record include ‘Mountain At My Gates’ and the title track, ‘What Went Down’.
What Went Down will be released on 28th August. Foals have also recently announced a UK wide tour which includes a date at Southampton Guildhall.
Watch the CCTV session performance of ‘London Thunder’ below.