Foals shared the music video for “What Went Down,” the lead single off their fourth album of the same name. The Oxford band has been teasing us the last couple of days with little snippets of the video and of the new record. Lead singer Yannis Philippakis was on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today to premiere “What Went Down” as the Hottest Record.
The track is primal, animalistic, and aggressive. The video perfectly lives up to that. It features a bunch of humans in life threatening situations, including a girl who’s swimming for her life, cut with footage of the band performing the track in a small room. Watch “What Went Down” above to see if our swimmer makes it.
What Went Down is out on August 28th.
What Went Down:
01 What Went Down
02 Mountain at My Gates
03 Birch Tree
04 Give It All
06 Snake Oil
07 Night Swimmers
08 London Thunder
09 Lonely Hunter
10 A Knife in the Ocean
Foals Tour Dates:
07-03 Hassleholm, Sweden – Siesta Festival
07-05 Turku, Finland – Ruisrock
07-12 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
07-17 Bern, Switzerland – Gurten Festival
07-26 Benidorm, Spain – Low Festival
08-08 Buftea, Romania – Summer Well Festival
08-13 Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
08-14 Piestany, Slovakia – Grape Festival
08-20 Krakow, Poland – Krakow Live Festival 2015