What Went Down

Foals

Released 28/08/15

For Foals’ fourth album, titled ‘What Went Down’, the Oxfordshire five-piece teamed up with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Jessie Ware, Mumford & Sons) and retreated to the south of France to record in La Fabrique.

The result is a primal, intense, sometimes harrowing album of extremes – the record touches upon the depths of madness whilst also exhibiting some of the most beautiful pop songs the band have ever written.

Lyrically, vocalist Yannis Philippakis deals with themes around cultural identity, generational anxiety, cynicism, pessimism and heartbreak; “I wanted to tap into my inner madman and feel like I was channeling some sort of fevered creature.”

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