Foxing - 'Slapstick'

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Foxing is an American emo band who have been out of the music release game for around three years now, other than their two-song EP release last year of two reworked songs, aptly titled ‘Two’. But this month the band are finally back with the release of ‘Slapstick’, the first single from their upcoming album ‘Nearer My God’ on August 10th via Triple Crown. This will be the third album from the band and has taken them nearly 3 years to create, so we’re excited to find out what else is in store.

The single itself is much like what we’ve grown to love from Foxing, with it’s subdued and atmospheric beats. It brings major indie vibes with beautiful vocals once again from Conor Murphy, and strong melodies that really back this vocals to the best of it’s ability and build up to a powerful chorus. 

Slapstick’ is said to be named after the Kurt Vonnegut novel of the same name and comes as a shameless commentary on what arrogance and ignorance can do to someone. The single also comes with the release of a new music video directed by Josh Coll which was heavily inspired by the idea of sci-fi. It starts off looking more like a movie than a music video, setting the scene of what’s to come. Lead singer Conor Murphy looks to be alone in a bunker with a creature that looks very similar to a Demogorgan, which has been highly popularised through Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’, crossed with a little baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. They dance around together and become friends that depend on each other for survival. All round it offers a really interesting narrative which offers an extra layer to the single itself, with spectacular imagery from Coll making the release even more powerful.

Words by Hayley Fearnley