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Foals Unveil Animated Video For Like Lightning

Friday, 22 November 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Alex Knowles

Foals have shared a new video.

The animated clip accompanying Like Lightning was written and directed by the French animator Virginie Kypriotis and enourages fans to make a stand against climate change.

The video premiered on the website for Music Declares Emergency, an organisation set up by artists and music industry professionals to tackle the threat. Discussing it, Kypriotis said:

"After being angered by the world's greed, malice and ignorance regarding environmental issues, the story's hero simply decides to run away. The action makes him a kind of contemporary messiah who people turn to as they begin to change their ways.

"Although the film is about the environment, we wanted to create a new kind of message about it. Rather than just being pessimistic or even too sentimental, the idea was to use our anger to create something funny and hopeful to celebrate the people who are actually doing something about it."

The band put out 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2' earlier this autumn and have since lined up shows at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, Blackpool's Empress Ballroom and Birmingham Arena next spring, with an open-air gig at Cardiff Castle set to follow on July 10. 

Foals Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed April 29 2020 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thu April 30 2020 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Sat May 02 2020 - LONDON Olympia
Sun May 03 2020 - LONDON Olympia
Mon May 04 2020 - LONDON Olympia
Wed May 06 2020 - BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Thu May 07 2020 - BLACKPOOL Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Sat May 09 2020 - BIRMINGHAM Arena Birmingham
Fri July 10 2020 - CARDIFF Cardiff Castle
Tue April 14 2020 - AMSTERDAM AFAS Hall (Netherlands)
Thu April 16 2020 - ZURICH Halle 622 (Switzerland)
Sat April 25 2020 - BERLIN Verti Music Hall (Germany)
Mon April 27 2020 - PARIS Zenith (France)

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