Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1

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Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost- Part 1.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 March 2019
Recorded2018
Studio123 (London)
Genre
Length39:04
Label
Producer
  • Foals
  • Brett Shaw
Foals chronology
What Went Down
(2015)
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
(2019)
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2
(2019)
Singles from Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
  1. "Exits"
    Released: 21 January 2019
  2. "On the Luna"
    Released: 14 February 2019
  3. "Sunday"
    Released: 25 February 2019
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[5]
The Guardian4/5 stars[6]
The Independent5/5 stars[7]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[8]
Mojo3/5 stars[9]
NME5/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork6.0/10[11]
Q4/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[13]
Uncut7/10[14]

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 is the fifth studio album by British rock band Foals. It was released on 8 March 2019 through Warner Bros. and Transgressive Records. The album is considered the first half of a two-piece project, being supplemented by their consecutive sixth studio album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, to be released in the fourth quarter of 2019.[15] This is their first album not to feature founding member and bassist Walter Gervers since he amicably left the group in 2018.[16]

Promotion and release[edit]

In January 2019, the band released a series of three short teaser clips featuring cinematic vignettes of the yet-to-be-released music video through their social media to announce the release dates of both parts of the album on 8 March 2019 and in autumn 2019 respectively.[17] The third teaser, featuring a group of politicians physically assaulting each other in parliament court and a quick strobed, stylised shot, the band announced the release of the first single "Exits", which debuted on DJ Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show on 21 January.[18] In promotion of "Exits", on 16 January, the band's marketing team created a scavenger hunt through social media by posting GPS coordinates along with photos of branded envelopes taped to various doorway exits of public transit and train stations around the world, such as New York, London, Paris, Mexico and Tokyo for fans to collect. The envelopes contained lyrics to "Exits" before its release.[19]

On 14 February, the band premiered the album's second single, "On The Luna" via Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show once again. Along with the release, was the announcement of a string of small, warm-up shows in the UK before the start of their 2019 North American & European spring/summer tour. [20] On 25 February, the album's third single "Sunday" premiered via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio program. [21]

Album artwork and title[edit]

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 features album artwork from Ecuadorian artist Vicente Muñoz. The image was created using infrared film, which captures infrared signal rather than visible light to contrast vegetation with the built environment. This image is part of his ongoing series, Sublimis, which explores the inevitable struggle of man against nature in the urban environment.[22]

The album's title is taken from the epigraph of the T. Michael Martin novel The End Games, which claims "Everything not saved will be lost" originated as a "Nintendo 'Quit Screen' message". Although Martin invented the quote and no Nintendo console has ever utilised it, the quote has become a cultural meme, featured on the front page of Reddit many times over, serving as the name and inspiration for several international art exhibits, and shared countless times across all major social media platforms.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Moonlight"2:39
2."Exits"5:57
3."White Onions"3:05
4."In Degrees"4:57
5."Syrups"5:28
6."On the Luna"3:12
7."Cafe d'Athens"4:06
8."Surf Pt.1"0:44
9."Sunday"5:54
10."I'm Done with the World (& It's Done with Me)"3:02
Total length:39:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Yannis Philippakis – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Jimmy Smith – guitar, keyboards
  • Jack Bevan – drums
  • Edwin Congreave – keyboards, synthesizers, bass

Additional musicians

  • Duncan Tootill – horns
  • Sam Scott – horns
  • Vincent Taeger – percussion
  • Edith Langley – backing vocals
  • Jules Rendell – backing vocals
  • Mica Townsend – backing vocals

Technical personnel

  • Foals – producers
  • Brett Shaw – producer, engineering
  • James Ford – additional production, recording assistant
  • Tony Allen – additional production
  • Vincent Taurelle – additional production
  • Rob Wilks – engineering, programming
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Michael Freeman – mixing
  • Randy Merrill – mastering
  • Mike Lythgoe – art direction
  • Vicente Muñoz – artwork photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[24] 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 19
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[27] 26
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[28] 22
French Albums (SNEP)[29] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[30] 15
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[31] 7
Irish Albums (IRMA)[32] 10
Italian Albums (FIMI)[33] 78
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[34] 35
Scottish Albums (OCC)[35] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[36] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[38] 2
US Billboard 200[39] 58

References[edit]

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