Future Islands are a band whose brilliance was alwayshiding in plain sight. One viral momentmight have catapulted them to worldwide recognition,but they were just doing what they alwaysdid – pouring their heart and soul into every moment,and channelling art’s great power tospread love and hope. It was, quite simply, who theyare. Long, hard years on the road, and thesense of constantly traveling away from something,have shaped the band many ways, bothspiritually and physically. Always leaving, neverarriving, the horizon an impossible destination tobe chased but never caught. Future Islands' new albumAs Long As You Areis out now on 4AD.