Eight years after their last album, British indie-rockers Friendly Fires announced their third album on Monday afternoon. Inflorescent will be out on Aug. 16, and today we’re hearing a new taste of it.
“Silhouettes” is a bossa-disco boogie, textured with polyrhythmic drums and several layers of melody. Spaced synths flitter over a locked in bass groove, creating a vibrant palette for the propulsive tune. Ed McFarlane’s gauzy vocals glide over the track, sunnily singing of a revitalized former flame.
Inflorescent is said to be filled with summery tracks like “Silhouettes.” Per a press release, the album was inspired “by experiencing the here and now, by hanging out and dancing in clubs together as a trio again,” and is “very much about living in the present; about not being afraid, seizing the moment, casting aside doubts and pursuing the things you love.” The album was co-produced by Mark Ralph, James Ford and Disclosure across several London studios.
Inflorescent is due out Aug. 16 via Casablanca Records/Polydor. Listen to “Silhouettes” below, then keep scrolling to find the album’s details and a handful of Friendly Fires tour dates.
Inflorescent Album Art:
01. Can’t Wait Forever
02. Heaven Let Me In
06. Kiss And Rewind
07. Love Like Waves
08. Lack Of Love
09. Cry Wolf
10. Almost Midnight
11. Run The Wild Flowers
Friendly Fires Tour Dates:
30 – Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury Festival,
14 – London, U.K. @ Citadel Festival
20 – Yelgun, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass
21 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
22 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
26 – Bude, UK @ Leopallooza
27 – Standon, UK @ Standon Calling
14 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nova Batida
24 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere,
26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Fillmore Theatre
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre,
28 – San Diego, Calif. @ CRSSD Music & Arts Festival,