A couple of months back, I wrote about a brilliant band from Leeds. As someone is half Yorkshire-ish (it’s probably not the right word) I will probably love you if you are from the best county in the UK. I don’t care if your music is cack, if you’re from there- I will find it in my heart to adore you. Luckily, Forloco aren’t cack. Far from it.
They’ve got a new track out, it is called Foxx. When I first played it this evening, I played the first minute over and over because it gave me that ethereal feeling you get when you listen to The xx. You know that sort of spaced out feeling that makes you feel like you are the only person in the universe to feel that specific feeling? That pretty much happened.
I’ve had the song on repeat for a while now, and I am in awe of the tension in this song. It has this incredible build-up in it that you find in The Cure and such. A 80s gothic vibe slips and slides its way throughout the track. You expect it to be utterly menacing right from the start. The song makes you feel like you have been abandoned in the woods and this song is your way out. Your salvation. I don’t want to seem like someone who uses mental images in order to make themselves sound like they are a good writer. Far from it. I don’t write this way because I’m pretentious. I’m really not. I just have a massive imagination, probably the kind an author has- but I do not have it in me to write a book. I use this blog as an outlet to convey how music makes me feel and to promote new bands that you MUST hear. I don’t think I’m good at what I do, whatever it may be. I’m just someone who loves music and wants to share this with anyone who is willing to read. I hope you download this track by Forloco (it is free, I don’t have an issue with bands doing this. I do have an issue however, with people illegally downloading music!)
I want you to download this track. I want you to go listen to it on your own. Turn your phone off. Put your headphones in. Let Forloco take you to another world. Metaphorically let your hand be held, and let every thought and every shit feeling you posses leave you. Just let go, and enjoy the moment.
It’ll be the best 5 minutes you spend today.
You can get the track from here : http://soundcloud.com/forloco/forloco-foxx-17th-may