Foals share thought-provoking animated ‘Like Lightning’ visuals

The new video is written and directed by French animator Virginie Kypriotis.

Photo: Alex Knowles

We can all agree that the world is going to shit atm, and it’s just this that is being addressed in Foals’ brand new video.

Taken from ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2’, ‘Like Lightning’ follows central character George who is tired with watching the unrelenting laziness of the people around him letting the world fall into a worse and worse position and decides to incite a movement.

“After being angered by the world’s greed, malice and ignorance regarding environmental issues, the story’s hero simply decides to run away,” says the video’s animator and director Virginie Kypriotis. “The action makes him a kind of contemporary messiah who people turn to as they begin to change their ways.

Although the film is about the environment, we wanted to create a new kind of message about it. Rather than just being pessimistic or even too sentimental, the idea was to use our anger to create something funny and hopeful to celebrate the people who are actually doing something about it.”

Watch it now below:

See Foals live at the following dates:


02 – Singapore, Garden Beats (FESTIVAL HEADLINERS)


03 – Japan, Nagoya, Club Quattro

04 – Japan, Osaka, Big Cat

05 – Japan, Tokyo, Studio Coast

07 – 08 – Philippines, Alabang, Wanderland Music & Arts Festival (HEADLINERS)


13 – 18 – Austria, Mayrhofen, Snowbombing (FESTIVAL HEADLINERS)

14 – The Netherlands, Amsterdam, AFAS Live

16 – Switzerland, Zurich, Halle 622

24 – Germany, Cologne, c/o pop Festival

25 – Germany, Berlin, Verti Music Hall

27 – France, Paris, Zenith

29 – UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall

30 – UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall (EXTRA DATE)


02 – UK, London, Olympia

03 – UK, London, Olympia (EXTRA DATE)

04 – UK, London, Olympia (EXTRA DATE)

06 – UK, Blackpool, Empress Ballroom

07 – UK, Blackpool, Empress Ballroom (EXTRA DATE)

09 – UK, Birmingham, Arena

18 – USA, Phoenix, The Van Buren

19 – USA, San Diego, Soma

20 – USA, Los Angeles, Greek Theatre

24 – Canada, Vancouver, PNE Forum

26 – USA, Salt Lake City, The Union Event Center

27 – USA, Denver, Mission Ballroom

29 – USA, Dallas, South Side Ballroom

30 – USA, Houston, Lawn at White Oak Music Hall


01 – USA, Atlanta, Coca-Cola Roxy

02 – USA, Raleigh, Red Hat Amphitheater

03 – USA, Washington DC, The Anthem

06 – USA, Boston, Rockland Trust Band Pavilion

07 – Canada, Montreal, Mtelus

09 – USA, Detroit, The Fillmore

10 – USA, Chicago, Aragon Ballroom


08 – 11 – Spain, Mad Cool Festival

10 – UK, Cardiff, Castle

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