After a few teasers and an official announcement on Monday, Fleet Foxes shared their fourth album, Shore. It's the band's first release since their 2017 album Crack-Up. A 55-minute short film, directed by Kersti Jan Werdal’s Shore, accompanied the album along with lyric videos for each of the tracks. A physical version of the album is set for a February 5 release.
"I wanted to make an album that celebrated life in the face of death, honoring our lost musical heroes explicitly in the lyrics and carrying them with me musically," frontman Robin Pecknold said in a statement about the album, which was recorded in multiple cities including Manhattan, Paris, and Los Angeles. "I see 'shore' as a place of safety on the edge of something uncertain, staring at Whitman’s waves reciting “death,” tempted by the adventure of the unknown at the same time you are relishing the comfort of the stable ground beneath you."
Following this release, fans won't have to wait much longer for more new music. "For 2021, we hope to have nine more songs ready, to augment the fifteen here," Pecknold's statement continued.
Watch the film above, and stream the album below.
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