Foxes- Feet Don't Fail Me Now

8/27/2015 tunes4loons 0 Comments

T4L TWO-4-ONE TODAYYY #blessed!! Not only does Foxes release the best pop-indie single of the week but the video that accompanies it also fucking rocks. It's honestly the the cutest damn thing I've seen since "Great Job Pooping". It's like Billy Elliot meets Skins*. aka a Maxie episode...if he were straight...aka MY WISH (and Anwar's nightmare lol. Jk, but to borrow an overly-used phrase from tumblr, I 'ship them mucho.) However, this song doesn't even need a rocking music video, it's aural effects alone propel me into #hipsterheaven**. There's everything I love in a track: saccharine-almost-eerie female vocals, classic British powerhouse drums, and a piano-heavy layer underneath it all to get you on your feet. I also love the hint of disco in the verses, it's like ABBA meets the 2000's.

"Feet Don't Fail Me Now" is just another example of how the UK is sooooo much better at music than the US. See here, in the US, we are spread thin across too many large-scale entertainment fields to keep up with. We are constantly striving to stay at the top of the film, music, fashion and theater industries. This is how we end up with things like Gigli, Meghan Trainor, the Kardashian Kollection, and Spiderman the Musical respectively. The UK, on the otherhand, mastered music in the 60's and 70's. They produced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen (honestly this list could go on longer than that movie from "Don't Stop Believin'") and Queen Ellie was probably just like "fuck it, why fix what's broken? Let's just focus on this." And tah-dah! 60+ years of superior music. Follow suit, America! Ditch the blockbusters and invest in the indie bands of the nation! Alas, I know our country will never achieve a feat this cool. We'll be lucky to escape 2016 without Donald Trump holding our nuclear codes #pray4uspLz.

*UK version #fuckingDUH. I like to pretend the cheap, US imitation never happened.

**I imagine I would be greeted at the gates by Wes Anderson and Bjork.