New Music – Foxygen – Follow the Leader
Hang is released on Jan 20th.
Foxygen return with ‘Follow the Leader’ which is the first single off their album Hang released later this week. The album features names such as Matthew E. White, The Lemon Twigs and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, so an impressive list. It also features a 40 piece orchestra, so expect a BIG sound! See what you think of this slice of 70s soul below with a funky dance video.
Foxygen, the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, release their new album Hang on January 20th on Jagjaguwar. On their first proper studio record, the Los Angeles pair once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band! Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, Hang was recorded with the brother rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, also known as The Lemon Twigs, and features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, Hang was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.
Lead single, “Follow The Leader,” is one of the album’s most upbeat songs. As described by the band, “it was a blast to make! It’s a positive anthem, with some lyrical scenarios we don’t quite understand.” The song’s video was directed Cameron Dutra, who directed Foxygen’s “San Francisco” video .