Foxes – Glorious
Foxes’ debut album Glorious brings something alternative to the familiar sounds that have hounded the radio the past few years. There are dance rhythms that ooze calm, R&B that oozes underground grime, pop that oozes rock.
Holding Onto Heaven is the anthem of the album, and the song the artist is most well known for: the ultimate road trip track. White Coats has an urban heartbeat that progresses into an enchanting synth. Let Go for Tonight’s chorus is simply floor filling, followed by Night Glo that echoes an acoustic Lady Gaga vocal blended with Imogen Heap’s experimental edge.
The album reminds you of a Made in Chelsea soundtrack, yet with more soul and wholesomeness. This is a young artist who knows her niche and her market: she’s branded herself with a graceful kookiness and maintained an integrity that’s embedded in this work. Title track Glorious is epic: “Don’t give it up, it’s glorious”, supported by a really simple, gorgeous piano theme. Shaking Heads is also a really individual track that holds a lot of substance.
Foxes has only been performing under that title (born Louisa Rose Allen, 1989) since 2011. Three years later, she presents this. An impressive debut. Truly.
Glorious was released on 12th May 2014, for further information or to order the album here.
Watch the video for Let’s Go for Tonight here: