Like Lightning

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"Like Lightning"
Single by Foals
from the album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2
Released22 November 2019
Studio123 (London)
GenreBlues rock
Producer(s)Brett Shaw
Foals singles chronology
"Into the Surf"
"Like Lightning"

"Like Lightning" is a song by British indie rock band Foals, released on 22 November 2019 as the fourth single from their sixth studio album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 (2019).

Music video[]

The music video for "Like Lightning" came out on 22 November 2019.[1] The storyline was written by Virginie Kypriotis and produced by Rebecca Rice.[2] Un Oeil Sur Tout animated the video. The video features an animate Sasquatch figure leading a worldwide charge to curbe climate change through green initiatives and eco-socialism. The music video premiered on the "Music Declares Emergency" website to raise awareness about climate change.[3]

Critical reception[]

Critical reception to the song was mixed. Hannah Jocelyn, writing for Pitchfork said "“Like Lightning” plays like the kind of utilitarian blues-rock that music directors reach for when The Black Keys aren’t in the licensing budget."[4]


  1. ^ Roberts, Christopher (22 November 2019). "Foals Share New Animated Video for "Like Lightning" Addressing Inaction on Climate Change". Under the Radar. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Foals 'Like Lightning' by Virginie Kypriotis". 26 November 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ Richards, Will (22 November 2019). "Foals rally against climate change in their dystopian animated 'Like Lightning' video – watch". NME. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ Jocelyn, Hannah (23 November 2019). "Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 Album Review". Pitchfork. Conde Nast. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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