Fleet Foxes have released their surprise new album – listen to ‘Shore’ in full below.
The album was shared at 2.31pm (BST) today (September 22) to mark the beginning of the autumnal equinox. It was first teased with posters displayed around Paris at the weekend.
‘Shore’ follows the band’s 2017 album ‘Crack-Up’, and was recorded in New York, Paris, Hudson, Los Angeles and Long Island City between September 2018 and September 2020.
“I see “shore” as a place of safety on the edge of something uncertain, staring at Whitman’s waves reciting ‘death’,” frontman Robin Pecknold said of the new album in a statement. “Tempted by the adventure of the unknown at the same time you are relishing the comfort of the stable ground beneath you. This was the mindset I found, the fuel I found, for making this album.”
Listen to ‘Shore’ below.