Future Islands have shared a video for their latest single, ‘Ran’. Filmed by Albert Berney, it centers around the restless vocalist Samuel T. Herring in motion, running through Baltimore and Maryland’s countryside. Watch it below.
The single is from their fifth studio album, The Far Field, released worldwide on 7th April via 4AD / Remote Control. It will be available digitally, on 180gm white and standard black LP, CD, cassette formats and as a unique, first-of-its-kind miniature LP.
The Far Field refines and builds on the breakthroughs of their 2014 album Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming).
With string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their sensational performance of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on David Letterman’s late night TV show. Blondie’s Debbie Harry also makes a guest appearance, in a duet with Herring on ‘Shadows’.