Director David East combines “striking natural beauty with images that conjure the feeling of a world teetering on the precipice of an apocalypse,” in the video, a press release states, with frontman Yannis Philippakis featuring in stunning slow-mo shots elsewhere.
Earlier this week Foals confirmed that the song would not be abridged in the video version. “Full length,” they replied to a fan asking if they could expect a shorter version. On the album, ‘Neptune’ clocks in at 10 minutes and 18 seconds.
The new video sees the band continuing to rally against climate change. Their message was also made loud and clear in the visuals for last November’s ‘Like Lightning’, which premiered on Music Declares Emergency, an organisation set up by members of the music world to tackle climate change within the industry.
Last year also saw Foals release their first live film, Rip Up The Road. In the NME review of the film, James McMahon said: “Rip Up The Road is a film where we get the opportunity to understand Foals in a way we’ve never done before.
“Simultaneously it gives the band a canvas to do the same about themselves. It is a film that asks why we love music and why music is made and shows us the men behind the melodies.”