Single Review – Future Islands – Ran

Future Islands have announced the release of their fifth studio album The Far Field for an April 7th date. They made a lasting impression back in 2014 with their last album Singles which was aptly named for an album bursting with infectious and catchy songs. This included some energetic performances. With their new single ‘Ran’ they pursue the same approach with punchy beats, rolling bass line and a whirring synth behind it. This build up to a greater peak in the chorus is echoed by Samuel Herring’s deeper vocal snarl which ramps up the energy of the track further. It is still a infectious track, but you get the feeling that they could produce the same results with a different method if they tried. 

Owen Riddle

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