Trio pop band For The Foxes released their debut album, The Revolution, in April. With two previously released singles, this is the first release for the band under their new label. They have been building themselves by touring across the country since 2007. The EP incorporates exactly what the band is trying to find in their sound with a heavy ’80s influence containing very emotional sounding vocals.
Listening to it as somebody who has never heard this group, one might either really get into the songs or immediately turn it off depending on how “poppy” their taste in music is. Upon first sight of the cover, there is a photo of what looks like the pit of a concert with people dressed up like it was the 1980s—all mashed up and on top of each other in a crowd enjoying themselves.
The first track, “Sinking Like A Stone,” starts out a little slow but then immediately drops in its percussion, picking itself back up with a more constant “jumpy” vibe to it. The track “Kids Too Young,” a song about feeling carefree in New York City, promotes a sense of joy attempting to mask other anxious unsettling feelings—which is exactly what the song’s intent was. Perhaps the most emotional piece is near the end of the EP with a song called “The River,” where it seems that most of the instruments take a backseat, thus leaving space for the vocals and an ambient piano sound.
For fans of ’80s and emotional modern pop music, this EP could be considered a gem. However, if you are not into either of those genres, it would be advisable to stay away.
In A Word: Retro