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Future Islands - New Album 'People Who Aren't There Anymore' Out Now
Future Islands : New Album 'People Who Aren't There Anymore' Out Now
26th January 2024

A brutal, beautiful study of the pain of parting… An album that’s too involving and engaging and powerful to count as merely more of the same” 
The Guardian (Album of the Week) ****
"Some perfectly constructed pop offsets dark musings on a record elevated by Samuel T Herring’s ever richer vocals"
The Observer ****
“Winning blend of pop and pathos”
The i Paper ****
“Few stake out synth-driven new wave as convincingly as Future Islands, partly thanks to the graininess and emotional power of Sam Herring’s voice.”
The Sunday Times ****
There are few bands with a sound so distinctive as to be so singularly recognisable, and fewer still that have maintained Future Islands’ knack for feeling as fresh as when they started
DIY ****
“This is the first Future Islands record which really encapsulates their live energy and vocal unpredictability… it is only with People Who Aren’t There Anymore that we can fully understand the identity behind a group who have been playing for an astonishing 17 years.” 
Loud & Quiet (Album of the Week) (8/10)
“A beautiful, bruising record… the songs here already instant favourites and others feeling like some of the best, most fully realised of their career thus far.”
Clash (8/10) 

Today, Future Islands have released their highly anticipated seventh album, People Who Aren’t There Anymore to critical praise. The band was also heard and seen on Broken Record, WNYC’s All Of It Live Listening Party, SiriusXM and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  

Future Islands will also play a handful of shows in South America this spring, with more dates to be announced.

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Future Islands

The seventh album from the band - Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming), and Michael Lowry (drums) - follows 2020’s As Long As You Are.   People Who Aren’t There Anymore heralds a new chapter for Future Islands who, despite having formed nearly two decades ago, continue to challenge themselves and each other.

Where they’ve pursued ever-higher energy anthems in the past, they’ve turned inward this time, and unlocked a new level of ferocity, delivering some of their most inspiring and most heartbreaking tracks by doing the opposite: taking their time, making each breath, each syllable, each cymbal crash count.  The result is a powerful, defining statement from a group of musicians that have made the best album of their career.

In the lead up to the album’s release, Future Islands debuted the Jonathan van Tulleken (Top Boy, Shogun)-directed video for album track 'The Tower' and videos by Jayla Smith for both the sensual, synth-based groove 'The Fight' and 'Say Goodbye,' an examination of a long distance relationship unravelling. Prior to announcing the album, the band also released eventual album tracks ‘'Deep in the Night', 'King of Sweden' and 'Peach'.

People Who Aren’t There Anymore was co-produced by Future Islands and Steve Wright, and mixed by Steve Wright and Chris Coady (who returns to working with the band for the first time since 2014’s Singles).

Future Islands – People Who Aren’t There Anymore
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1. King of Sweden
2. The Tower
3. Deep In The Night
4. Say Goodbye
5. Give Me The Ghost Back
6. Corner Of My Eye
7. The Thief
8. Iris
9. The Fight
10. Peach
11. The Sickness
12. The Garden Wheel