Future Islands - As Long As You Are - New CD
Format: New Sealed CD Label: 4AD Cat. No. 4AD0270CD Barcode: 191400027022 Released: 09/10/2020
The Baltimore group will release As Long As You Are, their sixth studio record, on October 9 via 4AD.
Born in a War
I Knew You
Hit the Coast
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.
As Long As You Are also signals a new era for Future Islands. 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. 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. Their brand of new wave synth-pop full of bright melodies and heavenly choruses is as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.