Foals announce release of comeback single ‘Wake Me Up’ – hear a teaser

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Foals have teased details of their comeback single ‘Wake Me Up’. Hear a snippet of the track below.

It comes after the band shared a cryptic video yesterday (October 27). Resembling an iPhone screen, the 11-second clip displayed the date “Thursday 4 November” and time “18:09” against a floral backdrop. The title ‘Wake Me Up’ then popped up as the phone’s alarm went off, with the date “4/11” appearing beneath the “Snooze” button.

Now the Oxford band have confirmed that their new single is in fact ‘Wake Me Up’ and it is out on Thursday, November 4. They also teased 15 seconds of the song and invited fans to pre-save it ahead of the release date.


Foals have been at work on the follow-up to their 2019 sister albums ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part One’ and ‘Part Two’.

‘Wake Me Up’ will also mark the group’s first new material since the departure of their keyboardist Edwin Congreave last month. In a statement at the time, the musician told fans he’d “heard the new album – it is of course brilliant”.

Speaking to NME in August, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained: “We can see what the record is, and the future looks fantastic.”

He continued: “We’ve been working away and writing all year. We’re just in the last stages of it and it’s feeling like a more optimistic record than the last two. It’ll be a more physical record. We’re really excited to have a record that’s almost ready, but not quite.”


Elsewhere, Foals debuted a new track called ‘Novo’ during their first live show in 18 months.

Foals are due to hit the road next April – check out the full list of dates below:

APRIL 2022
 21 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
29 – Olympia, London
30 – Olympia, London

MAY 2022
1 – Olympia, London
2 – Olympia, London
5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

JUNE 2022
29 – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

JULY 2022
8 – Millennium Square, Leeds