By the time Fleet Foxes announced its third album, it was clear that they were on the cusp of something extraordinary.
After their first album, 2012’s The Fleet, it seemed that the band had reached the end of the line.
In their second, 2015’s Fleet Farm, they started to find some new ways of saying goodbye to the traditional band-building process, and even started making some of their own music.
But it was the first Fleet Foxs album to be released under the banner of the Fleet Fox logo, and it felt like the band would have a difficult time finding a home on the streaming service.
But when the band released their fourth album, 2016’s The Longest Day, they were already a force to reckon with.
It was their most ambitious album yet, with tracks that stretched across genres and genres of music from country to indie rock to pop, with songs that explored the darkest corners of the human condition and spoke to the darkest fears of human beings.
And they had a plan for what that plan would look like.
For years, they had been planning to put out a whole album under the Fleet foxes name.
The only problem was that they weren’t going to get the chance to do that.
The Long Road to the Top of the World, released in March, was the culmination of their three-year long process, culminating in their debut full-length album.
That album is, to many, a milestone in Fleet Fox’s career.
It’s the first to be completed without any studio help and it was an album that could have gone down in history as one of the most important and influential albums of all time.
But as it turns out, it wasn’t a complete success.
“We did a lot of our homework and we were prepared for this,” says bassist Nick Mason.
We would have had to take a break, but we would’ve had a full album and that would have just been a waste of time.” “
There were times where we would have been like, ‘We’re done here.’
We would have had to take a break, but we would’ve had a full album and that would have just been a waste of time.”
A ‘real rollercoaster’ The Long Last Day was the band’s first album to come out under the band name.
“This was something that we really wanted to do, and when we got to this point in the process, it just wasn’t happening,” Mason continues.
“The reason why is because there’s no way that we can record under a different name.
“You’ve got a whole new set of problems that you’ve never even thought about before, but it’s not like we were thinking about that at all. “
We were just trying to do what we wanted to when we were recording it.” “
You’ve got a whole new set of problems that you’ve never even thought about before, but it’s not like we were thinking about that at all.
We were just trying to do what we wanted to when we were recording it.”
That process took three years, but the album was released in February 2017, and a year later, the band finally released the first of its five studio albums.
The second album, titled The Longer It Lasts, was released later that year.
The album was a massive success, but there were also some issues with the way it was released.
“A lot of people had the wrong expectations for the record,” Mason says.
“In the end, when it came out, people were just blown away. “
I think it’s really great that people were able to appreciate this album and not just what was coming out of the gate.” “
In the end, when it came out, people were just blown away.
I think it’s really great that people were able to appreciate this album and not just what was coming out of the gate.”
One thing that really stood out for Mason is the fact that he had to put a lot more thought into the sound.
“Everything was so clean,” he says.
It felt like an entirely different band, but in fact, the album is actually a product of the studio and the time that it took to complete it.
That’s because the band was recording on the same studio in the same building.
“And so we were basically doing a lot at the same time,” Mason explains.
The Long Way To The Top of The World was released to critical acclaim and the band is already working on a new album, which Mason is hopeful will be”
For us, we were making a record that we could really live and breathe in and really feel that we were living on the road with it, and then we’d get back to the studios and do another record.”
The Long Way To The Top of The World was released to critical acclaim and the band is already working on a new album, which Mason is hopeful will be