Foals are slowly lifting the veil off third studio album, Holy Fire. After debuting single “Inhaler” with a full video, the Oxfordians performed a second track on “Later…With Jools Holland.” That song, “My Number,” appeared on the band’s YouTube channel today, and its arguably more infectious that our first taste of Holy Fire, which is out in the U.S. on Feb. 12.
Chorus-driven, with pop rhythms aplomb, “My Number” may be the most upbeat breakup song this side of T. Swift. Leaving behind the sinister feel of “Inhaler,” the second offering has little build, diving straight into feel-good–cathartic?–chanting led by Yannis Philippakis. Holy Fire can’t be this good, can it?
Foals- My Number (YouTube Rip) (download)