Future Islands have shared their new single ‘Cave’, accompanying the track with a sign-language lyric video.
The band hired American sign language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton for the video. Lamberton gained a bit of viral fame for his innovative interpretations of New York’s Mayor de Blasio during televised press conferences.
A deaf man himself, Lamberton is known for his emotive performances. Mournfully performing lyrics like “I don’t believe anymore, don’t believe anymore, ’cause what was gold, is gone and cold,” you can watch the full lyric video below.
Future Islands made their live return in Chicago last month (February 3), performing material from new album ‘The Far Field’.
After releasing new track ‘Ran’, the Baltimore band performed seven songs from their upcoming fifth full-length at House of Vans Chicago – ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ran’, ‘Cave’, ‘Candles’, ‘Day Glow Fire’, ‘North Star’ and ‘Time on Her Side’.
Out April 7, Future Islands’ new album will also feature a guest appearance from Blondie’s Debbie Harry on the track ‘Shadows’. It will be available in numerous formats, including 180-gram white and standard black vinyl, CD and cassette, a unique “miniature LP”, and of course digitally.
‘The Far Field’ will be supported by previously-announced live dates in the UK in April and May, before heading to Dublin in Ireland in July as part of their European tour.
Check out their full UK and Ireland tour dates below – get tickets here.
Thu April 27 2017 – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri April 28 2017 – LEEDS University Stylus
Sat April 29 2017 – LIVERPOOL O2 Acadmey Liverpool
Sun April 30 2017 – BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Tue May 02 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed May 03 2017 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu July 06 2017 – DUBLIN Iveagh Gardens
Future Islands have also been announced as Green Man 2017 headliners alongside PJ Harvey and Ryan Adams. This year’s event takes place at Brecon Beacons from August 17-20.