Foals share a new song titled Black Bull. The new song also is accompanied by the official music video. A press release describes the track as “a bruising expression of conflicted masculinity & delusions of grandeur.” That certainly comes across during the song’s brisk runtime—it’s a bass-driven and reverb-heavy ripper that’s about as harsh as anything the band have ever done.
The video shows a bull on a rampage in a blackened arena, with interspersed cuts highlighting the band performing the track. Foals released Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 in early March. It recently made the Mercury Prize 2019 shortlist. Earlier this year, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis said, “[The albums are] two halves of the same locket. They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”
Phillippakis recently told NME, “Part 2 is a heavier listen; the guitars are more emphasized, and there’s some big riffs on it.” He continued, “It’s a rock record and it definitely carries on the narrative from Part 1.
Peep the visuals below.