The song is set to appear on the Oxford band’s seventh studio album ‘Life Is Yours’, which comes out on June 17.
On Wednesday (April 20), Foals performed ‘2am’ and the as-yet-unreleased cut ‘2001’ for the first time as they kicked off their 2022 UK headline tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
The trio returned to the venue the following night (April 21) where they debuted ‘Looking High’. Tune in here:
‘Looking High’, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “is looking back to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society in general, pre-pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change”.
He continued: “It takes place in an alley in Oxford with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the city’s nightlife gravitated towards.”
Foals’ current run of UK gigs continues in Birmingham tonight (April 23) ahead of various festival appearances this summer. You can see their upcoming live schedule below and find tickets here.
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
25 – Bonus Arena, Hull
26 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
27 – Centre, Brighton
29 – Olympia, London
30 – Olympia, London
1 – Olympia, London
2 – Olympia, London
5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
29 – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coventry
22–26 – Glastonbury Festival
27 – Fairview Park, Dublin
29 – Sounds of the City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
8 – Sounds of the City, Millennium Square, Leeds
9 – TRSNMT, Glasgow
23 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Speaking to NME about the forthcoming ‘Life Is Yours’ back in February, Philippakis said that “this is our idea of a going out record”.
“We were thinking about parties, club nights and being drunk on the bus at 2am trying to get home,” he explained.
“All of it: the excitement before you go out, meeting up with your friends, the wild abandon. ‘Who’s got the pingers? Where are we going?’ This is all of that youthful excess of going out.”