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Future Islands Shares Energetic New Track “King Of Sweden”, Announces 2022 “Calling Out In Space” International Tour Dates

Synth-pop band Future Islands has shared a new track titled “King Of Sweden.” The group debuted the new single live on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performing at the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The new track comes with news that the band intends to begin their North American tour on May 12, following their UK tour scheduled from March to early May.

Future Islands’ performance on Colbert is one of many shows the band have had under their belt, establishing their reputation as a brilliant live performer. As the song builds, we see the performance gradually become more and more lively, as frontman Samuel Herring begins to slowly remove his jacket, he soon begins to jump around the stage while delivering his vocals. powerful and captivating. While some performances may not seem to live up to the original studio recording, the live performance of “King of Sweden” gives the studio version of the track a serious run for its money, especially thanks to the beautiful production live audio helping all instruments feel massive, along with Herring’s dynamic vocal performance.

The way “King of Sweden” begins is somewhat smooth and steady, as we hear the synths run through various melodies that help guide the song towards its massive, energetic chorus. The chorus sees the drums rev up, the track’s energy explode, as Herring delivers the track’s powerful chorus – “You’re all I need / Nothing said could change a thing / Where you’re going – I will / Just say and I will leave.” Listen to “King of Sweden,” plus the track’s live performance via YouTube below.

The debut of ‘King of Sweden’ follows the release of Future Islands’ previous single, ‘Peach’, in August last year. These two singles follow the group’s previous album “As long as you are.” It is currently unknown if the band’s new tracks will be part of a future album by the band.

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