As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what is gone
Will crave what has all... gone away.
You know but some people never do
You know when people change
They gain a peace but they lose one too.
‘Cause I've been hanging on you
I've been waiting on you
‘Cause I've been waiting on you
I've been hanging on you.
It’s Friday, finally, something for which many us often feel like they’ve we’ve waiting too long, but now it is here, let’s celebrate with a glorious outburst of emotion from Future Islands. The synth pop indie band from Baltimore were already on touring their fourth album, Singles, and had been together for eight years when they got to go on the Late Show with David Letterman in March 2014. And then frontman Samuel T Herring began to move – in more ways that one.
This extraordinary performer, looking like he’d just knocked off from a shift on building site, danced as if he was some kind of bizarre wobbly legged speed skater, and that, alongside the chest thumping and guttural roars, evoked such feeling and pent up emotions, the performance became a viral internet sensation. The song may be about love but the band had also been waiting long for their big break, and finally it came. Further TV performances followed, including the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland, and a slot at Glastonbury. They will be releasing a new album, The Far Field, in April 2017.
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