Don’t let the name lead you astray. No, Foxes isn’t an alternative folk band it’s actually the clever stage name of UK songstress Louisa Allen. Hailing from Southampton this synthpop vocalist had massive success featuring on Zedd’s hit single “Clarity”. Her debut album “Glorious” allows listeners to get to know Foxes in a different way. Ditching the EDM sound and delivering 11 indie pop/synth pop tracks similar to the work of Ellie Goulding and Florence And The Machine. It’s an enjoyable album that takes you on a journey of emotions from the hauntingly beautiful “Talking To Ghosts” to the playful “Night Owls Early Birds”. Every song has the potential of being a single on different platforms with a few being more commercially favourable than others. “Holding Onto Heaven” and “Let Go For Tonight” provide big vocals and production to these uplifting songs with a sad undertone. “White Coats” has become a personal favourite of mine though “Night Glo” manages to give goosebumps by the power of her vocals.
“Glorious” is a very polished album that still seems to remain a sense of intrigue and project haunting vocals while producing some big production songs. There are a couple of tracks towards the end of the album which begin to sound repetitive and lose the magic. The deluxe edition of the album includes a live stripped back version of “Clarity’ which nearly make you forget about the overplayed EDM track. Foxes is definitely an artist I would keep an eye on and expect to take off in the upcoming months.
Catch Foxes this June when she joins Bastille on their national Australian tour