Foster The People

Paradise State Of Mind: Green Vinyl LP


Release Date: 16 August, 2024

RIAA Diamond-certified multi-platinum group Foster The People make their eagerly anticipated Atlantic Records debut with today’s premiere of their ready-for-summer single, “Lost In Space,” available now HERE. The 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band’s first new release in over three years, “Lost In Space”, is produced by lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster and co-produced by bandmate Isom Innis.

“Lost In Space” heralds the arrival of Foster The People’s long awaited fourth studio album, Paradise State of Mind, arriving August 16.

"The record started as a case study of the late Seventies crossover between disco, funk, gospel, jazz, and all those sounds. It was such a beautiful moment in time, when these different styles of music were cross-referencing each other – artists like Nile Rogers and Chic, the Tom Tom Club and Giorgio Moroder," says Mark Foster.

"I wanted to dive into that and figure out what they were doing. I was also thinking about how that era has musical and social parallels to the time that we're in now, with the giant recession in the Seventies, the political turmoil post-Vietnam, and other major tensions. But then you see these expressions of joy happening through music, and I started thinking about joy as an act of defiance."

The album’s artwork, commissioned by Foster, was originally an oil painting on panel, created by renowned Brooklyn based artist, Matt Hansel. It captures the essence of different spaces in the mind. Each space represents its current state and leads to another that may have a totally different feeling.

Atlantic Records
Vinyl LP