North Star

Album: The Far Field (2017)
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  • This Balearic-sounding track is based on a long distance relationship that Future Islands frontman Samuel Herring had in 2016. "Falling in love with someone who lives thousands of miles away is the only way I've known how to fall in love for the last few years of my life, he told Q Magazine. "I've been here before. Then you ask those questions: 'Why do you put yourself in that position? Why can't you fall in love with someone who lives up the street?'"
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