have officially announced their new album Far Field
will be dropping on April 7th and it'll be the Baltimore trio's first album since 2014's Singles
. Last night, they released the first taste from the upcoming album with a new wave-y, lovelorn single titled "Ran" and it gives off some serious 80s/New Order vibes.
Frontman, Samuel T Herring takes his intensity down a few notches and opts for a melodic, softer vocal tone. It's a pleading track with all feelings exposed as Herring sings "What is a song about you? When every song I write is about you / When I can't hold myself without you / And I can't change the day I met you
A press release about the album said it will be filled with "chest-pounding" love songs "brilliantly expressing the bands central themes they've been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath - and be stronger for it." The album will also feature Blondie's Debbie Harry on the track "Shadows." Everyone needs a little Future Islands music in their lives right now.