With ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2’ set for release next Friday (18th October), Foals have shared a beautiful animated video for ‘Into The Surf’.
Talking to us about the track for our September issue, Yannis explained of the emotional track: “There are threads that run through all these [final] songs, and on ‘Into the Surf’ there’s this shadow of death, of someone not returning from a voyage. There’s a type of Greek folk song that’s always to do with the immigration of Greek people and how dying on foreign shores is always viewed as the worst fate – to die far away from your home and your family. ‘Surf Pt I’ [from the first record] is a chop out of a part of ‘Into the Surf’ and I thought it was nice to have that link as a tease.”
Directed by Steve Warne, whose work has featured in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, he comments: “The world of the song is so distinctive it seemed right to try and reflect it fairly closely with a mix of shimmering, expansive visuals with a human intimacy. The visual motifs were linked closely to the lyrics. By mixing traditional stop-motion with live action and digital animation techniques the idea was to aim for something that felt just about tangible but almost out of reach, echoing the themes of the song in a heightened dreamlike way. A little bit of reality with a dose of mystery.”
Watch it now:
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The new video is written and directed by French animator Virginie Kypriotis.