GOY started playing songs from Go Farther In Lightness a loooooong time before the album came out. This video from the Primavera Sounds festival in Barcelona might be the first-ever live performance of “Fear And Trembling.”
That was June 2, 2016. Early in the song, you can hear what sounds like a different verse or two. But other than that, the song seems to be unchanged.
They were playing “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows” even earlier. That seems to have made its debut on April 8, 2016, in Brisbane – opening night of an Australian tour:
I wasn’t able to find any video online of that performance, but here’s one from Washington, DC on June 10, 2016:
GFIL came out in August 2017, so they were doing both of these songs for more than a year before they appeared on an album. Pretty cool.
Makes me wonder when they’ll start playing new songs from Album #3? Maybe at those festivals coming up in 2019???