Fleet Foxes Surprise Fans With New Album – Shore

fleet foxes shore album debut

Fleet Foxes announce the release of Shore, a new album to debut on the 2020 autumnal equinox. The news broke September 21st, leaving fans with less than 24 hours to prepare for this timely gift.


According to the artist’s statement, Robin Pecknold began this project as anxieties in his songwriting bubbled to the surface. That all changed when morbid headlines began to eclipse 2020. He opens up about how the pandemic and politics inspired this release, “Since March, with a pandemic spiraling out of control, living in a failed state, watching and participating in a rash of protests and marches against systemic injustice, most of my anxiety around the album disappeared. It just came to seem so small in comparison to what we were all experiencing together.” 

The result of this new direction packages the emotions of an impossible year and wraps them in a perfect bow of silver linings. In Shore, Pecknold celebrates the legacy of lost legends and helps us understand the importance of living each day to the fullest.

“I see “shore” as a place of safety on the edge of something uncertain, staring at Whitman’s waves reciting “death,” tempted by the adventure of the unknown at the same time you are relishing the comfort of the stable ground beneath you.”

– Robin Pecknold

This gift couldn’t come at a better time. Experience the livestream debut on September 22nd at 8:31am CT, just as the equinox balances the globe. In astrology, this event is a time to “evaluate where you are, negotiate new ground, and prepare for winter.”

The band is encouraging fans to spend this moment streaming together virtually. Lightning 100 participated in this phenomenon as well, and listeners who were tuned in could hear, “Can I Believe You” at this time.

As we all prepare for the unprecedented, we can look forward to more Fleet Foxes in 2021! We already can’t wait! In the words of Pecknold: “music remains essential.”

Watch Fleet Foxes New Album, Shore


  • Wading in Waist-High Water
  • Sunblind
  • Can I Believe You
  • Jara
  • Featherweight
  • A Long Way Past The Past
  • For A Week Or Two
  • Maestranza
  • Young Man’s Game
  • I’m Not My Season
  • Quiet Air / Gioia
  • Going-to-the-sun Road
  • Thymia
  • Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman
  • Shore