Foals have shared their brand new single 2am, finding Foals embracing the exuberant energy and dance-tinged grooves that made My Number and In Degrees such fan favourites. While its euphoria is further amplified by a classic sparkling Foals guitar riff, there is – as the title suggests – the counterpoint of an introspective, late-night melancholy to its lyrics. Stream 2am here.
Frontman Yannis Philippakis says, "Musically 2am is one of the poppiest songs we’ve ever written. It’s about repetitive cycles of destructive behaviour, which I think lots of people can relate to, and certainly it’s an expression of something that I struggle with. There’s something cathartic about expressing that feeling to this upbeat music that’s got a sense of release and the hope of resolution."
2am was produced by John Hill (Portugal The Man, Florence + The Machine, Cage The Elephant ) and Dan Carey (Tame Impala, Fontaines D.C.), and recorded during sessions at Real World Studios, Bath and Carey’s studio in south London. It was then mixed by the ten-time Grammy Award winner Manny Marroquin (Post Malone, Kanye West, Rihanna).