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Foster The People Shares Nostalgia-Inducing Track “Take Me Back”

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[Photo via Atlantic Records]

Foster The People are offering nostalgia-inducing indie bops all summer long. Today, the group shared their new single, “Take Me Back.” The band says, “This is a song about returning to innocence and feeling joy again.”

“‘Cause I’m always moving forward/But a part of me is always waving back at my past life/Letting all my dreams take me downstream/And bring me that much closer to the good times/Fall in love with yourself again/Like we did when we were children,” vocalist Mark Foster sings. Check out the visuals for the funky track below.

The track comes from Foster The People‘s forthcoming fourth studio record, Paradise State of Mind. The LP is set to release on August 16 via Atlantic Records. You can pre-order your own signed CD and/or vinyl here.

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In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Foster shared more insight into what listeners can expect on the record. “With this record it’s all subconscious. But I can say that reflecting, having some space and time from this record there are themes that come up throughout it. One of them the afterlife comes up all throughout this record. However, you want to look at it, whether it’s literally or the conversation of AI being this new thing that’s emerged where people’s consciousnesses or legacies can live forever,” the singer tells journalist Steve Baltin. “Or[,] dimensionally I feel like we were all confronted with this mortality and with who are we? Where is humanity going? And lot of that stuff came out on this record which was not intentional.”

Prior to the release of “Take Me Back,” Foster The People kicked off their new era on May 31 with the arrival of their new era with their groovy, ’70s-inspired “Lost In Space.” Check out the beautifully choreographed music video below.

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