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Check out Foals’ Yannis Philippakis’ political new single ‘Under The Strikes’, featuring Tony Allen

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Foals’ Yannis Philippakis has shared the latest song from his new project with the late Tony Allen, Yannis & The Yaw. Listen to ‘Under The Strikes’ below.Philippakis unveiled the project in April with the lead single ‘Walk Through Fire’, and both songs are now set to feature on the Yannis & The Yaw EP ‘Lagos Paris London’, released on August 30 via Transgressive.

You can pre-order/pre-save it here.The singer has been teasing the project for some years, first revealing news of sessions with legendary drummer Allen to NME back in 2017.

The pioneering Afrobeat musician, who played with both Fela Kuti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, died in 2020 at the age of 79 but the music had been in development for some time ahead of his passing.‘Under The Strikes’ provides the latest taste of the EP, a thrilling blend of highlife rhythms and a cascading brass section, with Philippakis’ high-pitched vocals dancing in the top of the mix.

Watch the song’s video here:Speaking about the political worldview that underpins the song’s message, Philippakis has said: “‘Under The Strikes’ was inspired by walking to the studio during Paris’s refuse strikes, where trash was piled three stories high.

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