Future Islands are a band whose brilliance was always hiding in plain sight. One viral moment might have catapulted them to worldwide recognition, but they were just doing what they always did – pouring their heart and soul into every moment, and channelling art’s great power to spread love and hope. It was, quite simply, who they are. Yet success is a fickle beast. Burn out, self-doubt, wrestling with expectations; Future Islands have been through them all and emerged with their latest album As Long As You Are, an album all about trust, and one that triumphantly begins their third act.
Long, hard years on the road, and the sense of constantly traveling away from something, have shaped the band many ways, both spiritually and physically. Always leaving, never arriving, the horizon an impossible destination to be chased but never caught.