Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Foyer Red - "Pocket"

Photo by Felix Walworth

Brooklyn's Foyer Red could have made some pretty great and straightforward indie rock meets pop, and when you first start "Pocket," you might think that's what they did. But then the song just takes off in a completely different direction, and then just continues to go off in multiple unexpected directions. It sounds as if a band like The Beths decided to go off in a more avant garde direction while keeping their pop roots just a little. "Pocket" is a surprisingly fun song, proving that art can be fun. This is the kind of song that you'll be rewarded for multiple listens as you're guaranteed to hear more sounds each time you listen.

Singer Elana Riordan says of the new song:

"This song was by all means a wild card for the album. We’d played around with pieces of the song for a while and would sometimes wordlessly revert to them during practices, but we had put the pieces aside until very organically finishing the instrumentation about a week before we went into the studio. I had no words for the song, just an idea about the main part’s melody and the vocals. As we were tracking our songs in the first few days of recording, I was glued to my notebook, thinking aloud with the rest of the band, and then later spilling out silly phrases about time travel, capitalism and our existence/evolution as a species.

You can watch the video for "Pocket" below. Yarn the Hours Away is due out May 19 on Carpark Records, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Foyer Red, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.

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