Future Islands return with heart-wrenching ballad ‘Deep In The Night’

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Future Islands have shared an emotional new single called ‘Deep In The Night’ – you can listen to it below.

The song marks the first material from the Baltimore band since their standalone track ‘King Of Sweden’, which came out last year. Another song, ‘Peach’, was released in 2021 following on from their sixth and latest studio album, ‘As Long As You Are’ (2020).

Today (August 15), Future Islands made their return with a moody, atmospheric ballad. It is not yet known whether ‘Deep In The Night’ will feature on a forthcoming full-length record from the quartet.

Deep in the night/ You know, I miss you more when I’m stuck inside/ This room without you, and you’re still asleep/ I’m like a prowling lion that’s seeking pride/ When the morning finds you,” sings frontman Samuel T Herring over glistening synths and a steady, processed drum beat.

The singer then declares his love in the chorus: “I belong to you/ I belong to you/ When you take my hand, I understand/ Where you end and that’s where I began.”

‘Deep In The Night’ is accompanied by an official black-and-white music video that sees Future Islands performing the romantic single in silhouette. You can watch the clip – directed and edited by Albert Birney – above.

The group – completed by Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion and Michael Lowry – will perform as part of the Wider Than Pictures concert series in Dublin on August 24. They’ll also appear at Connect Festival in Edinburgh and End of the Road Festival in Dorset.

Additionally, Future Islands are due to support Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Manchester next week, and will play their own headline shows in Middlesbrough, Cambridge, Norwich and Wolverhampton. You can buy any remaining tickets here.

In a four-star review of ‘As Long As You Are’, NME described the album as “maybe an unexpected handbrake turn for Future Islands”.

“It may not be as hit-laden as its predecessor,” it added, “but it’s a refreshing record in its own right and one that throws up plenty of existential quandaries.”

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