Foals Debuts New Animated Video For “Like Lightning” Which Encourages Fans To Stand Up Against Climate Change

Today, Foals share a new animated video for their song “Like Lightning,” off their recent album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2. The video was written and directed by the French animator Virginie Kypriotis and was premiered by Music Declares Emergency, an organization which promotes changes to improve environmental practice across the UK music industry. Kypriotis reveals: “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.” Watch the animated video for “Like Lightning” here.

The “Like Lightning” video depicts a world of unrestrained consumerism and the video’s central character, George, is inspired to take action after watching nightmarish news reports of a dying planet. He hits the streets and soon inspires a wave of like-minded souls to join him. He discovers that the more attention he generates for the cause, the more things change for the better.

The band recently confirm an extensive co-headlining tour of North America, in support of their most recent album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, with Local Natives. The tour will stop in cities including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Chicago (full dates below) and Local Natives will join them on the majority of these dates. Additionally, Cherry Glazerr are confirmed as support on most dates of this tour. Tickets for all dates are on sale now here.

Foals Tour Dates

May 18 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren

May 19 /// San Diego, CA /// SOMA ^

May 20 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Greek Theatre*^

May 24 /// Vancouver, BC /// PNE Forum*^

May 26 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Union Event Center*^

May 27 /// Denver, CO /// Mission Ballroom*^

May 29 /// Dallas, TX /// Southside Ballroom*^

May 30 /// Houston, TX /// Lawn at White Oak Music Hall*^

June 1 /// Atlanta, GA /// Coca-Cola Roxy*^

June 2 /// Raleigh, NC /// Red Hat Amphitheater*^

June 3 /// Washington D.C. /// The Anthem*^

June 6 /// Boston, MA /// Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*^

June 7 /// Montreal, QC /// MTELUS*^

June 9 /// Detroit, MI /// The Fillmore*^

June 10 /// Chicago, IL /// Aragon Ballroom*

* Co-headlining date with Local Natives

^ Support: Cherry Glazerr

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