Monday, October 12, 2020

Foxanne - "Opportunity"

Photo via Facebook

The latest single from New York based Foxanne might just be the best song about the death of the Mars Opportunity Rover. It's an unbelievably beautiful song that is both melancholy and an absolute party just waiting to erupt. The force of the vocals propels "Opportunity" while sparse music that almost sounds like space crinkle in the background. (Somehow this is done in the only non-cheesy way possible.) It's the rare type of song that flirts with mainstream pop, but it's just too quirky to ever make it there. It's almost as if Bjork decided to make an American top 40 song, and failed spectacularly. 

Foxanne says of the song: "When the rover 'died' on Mars people around the world, myself included, had a seriously emotional response. For my 'day job' I am a science writer/communicator and write articles and make videos about space and science. So, naturally, as someone who is passionate about the cosmos, it's trickled its way into my art." 

You can watch the video for "Opportunity" below. It will be included on Foxanne's debut album, which is due on December 4. For more on Foxanne, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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