Six long years after releasing their last, highly acclaimed album Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes return with new record Crack-Up.
The first minute of epic six-minute opener I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/ Thumbprint Scar has Robin Pecknold gently drawling before an explosion of sound. Conversely, field recordings of ocean waves are soothing on Cassius, with the song expanding into a bigger and bolder vision before transitioning perfectly into Naidas, Cassadies. The stripped back If You Need To, Keep Time On Me has Pecknold at his most candid, while the superb closing track Crack-Up concludes the album on a majestic note. With their sound grander and more uplifting than ever, Fleet Foxes truly assert their status as one of the greatest folk bands of our time.
see the clip for Fools Errand here.
Crack-Up is out June 16 via Warner