Fleet Foxes released their new single “Fool’s Errand” last night, and followed it up today with a video for the track. The song is from the group’s upcoming LP Crack-Up, which is slated for a June 16 release.
The moody song is a combination of earthly tones and airy atmospherics, perfectly befitting of the outfit’s intense focus on sound schemes and light textures. This follows the previously released track from Crack-Up, the epic nine-minute journey “Third of May/ Ōdaigahara”.
Meanwhile, the video for “Fool’s Errand” is a visual delight, utilizing cinematic shots and striking imagery to compliment the song’s atmospheric mood. The video was directed by Sean Pecknold, brother of the band’s frontman Robin Pecknold.
Crack-Up is the highly anticipated successor to 2011’s critically acclaimed Helplessness Blues, with the latter hitting the number 4 spot on the Billboard 200 – the band’s highest position on the charts to date. It also saw them receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Folk Album.
The band has previously stated that there’s a link between the two records. Crack-Up will pick right up from where Helplessness Blues left off, with the same F note starting the upcoming album as the same F note that played out their previous LP. It was confirmed by the band a couple of months back when fans theorized on Reddit regarding the possible link between the two records.
The group came to prominence in the mid-‘00s, establishing themselves with their monumental self-titled debut album in 2008. It was featured on many end-of-year lists, with most critics citing it as one of the best albums released that year.
The five-piece are currently on a world tour which is set to conclude on December 6 in Oslo, Norway. Support is being provided by Animal Collective and Beach House, depending on the date.