Baltimore trio Future Islands have released their fifth studio album The Far Field. Catch the band performing at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.
The Far Field refines and builds on the breakthroughs of their 2014 album Singles, written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming). Future Islands brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes they’ve been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it.
Samuel, William and Gerrit recorded their new material in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the Sunset Sound. With string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry. Blondie’s Debbie Harry also makes a guest appearance, in a duet with Herring on penultimate track ‘Shadows’.
Listen/purchase The Far Field: https://remotecontrolrecords.lnk.to/TheFarField