Foxes – Youth (Single)
Foxes has been making her way as a featured on other artists hits, but that’s all about to change, as Foxes strikes out on her own, with the might of Debenhams behind her, Foxes unleashes her Youth.
Foxes would seem to imply more than one, however Foxes consists of just one fox; born Louisa Allen – will her fans be known as Little Foxes?
Foxes has lent her vocal talents to diverse acts such as Fall Out Boy (Just One More Yesterday); Zedd (Clarity); Sub Focus (Until The End) and Rudimental (Right Here). In her own right Foxes released her Echo EP in November 2012 and Beauty Queen earlier this year, however, it is with her new single Youth that Foxes is set to strike.
To categorise Youth as just pop does Foxes a disservice, however, Youth is a slice of radio friendly music of undoubtable quality which also lends itself well to be being remixed; mournful lyrics -“Don’t tell me our Youth is running out – Its only just begun” and a trance-lite backing gives way to tribal drums with Foxes vocal holding the whole thing together, musically somewhere between Kate Bush, Florence Welch and Ellie Goulding.
“They didn’t want me when I was running wild” Foxes sings on the opening lines on Youth, however, on the strength of this single everyone will be chasing after Foxes’s Youth.
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Fall Out Boy -Save Rock And Roll (Album)
Fall Out Boy (FOB) are back to, ahem, Save Rock & Roll! I can see this title rubbing some people up the wrong way. I would assume that if FOB are going to tour to promote this album it will be called Fall Out Boy Save Rock Tour
So how does the self proclaimed saviours of Rock and Roll new opus fare? FOB come over as an emo punk pop version of dare I say it Queen, with the grandiose intentions of their songs. Pete Wentz might be a higher profile public figure, however, the real beauty on this album is Patrick Stump’s vocals which can go from shouty & angsty to angelic choirboy and then back again.
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark, Young Volcanoes and The Phoenix (together with its dodgy rhyming couplet, I’m going t change you like a remix, then I’ll raise you like a phoenix), already show its business as usual for FOB
Should FOB want to put out something slower for their next release then Just One Yesterday fit’s the bill nicely. On Death Valley, I half expect Stump to launch into I don’t want your freedom. Miss Missing You & Where Did The Party Go have the potential to be huge hits. FOB are not immune to having guest artists on their albums and the don’t come any more diverse than Its Courtney Bitch Love, Big Sean, Foxes and Elton John.
Elton pops up on the title track, which works surprisingly well. Do Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll? I will leave that to you and their record sales to answer.
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