By Zyrus Cruz |Staff Writer|
With my headphones blasting to rhythmic guitar strums, beating drums and upbeat vocals from Foals’ newest album Holy Fire, how can I not envelop myself in it’s entirety?
Their sophomore album was released on Feb. 11 and is available to download online on the bands website.
The band consists of Yannis Philippakis (guitar) and Jack Bevan (drums), along with Andrew Mears on vocals, guitarist Jimmy Smith and Bassist Walter Gervers.
Like any CD not every track is mind blowing, but the diverse and high energy production will certainly have you bobbing your head or even singing along.
Although Indie Rock can be known as an unclear genre to identify, new listeners will be pleasantly surprised with it’s variety.
Even listeners who enjoy everything from hip-hop to country can add this album to the mix.
Holy Fire has some tracks that just hit hard and make you want to dance. You can’t help but move to the rhythm.
“You Don’t Have My Number,” “Late Night,” and “Everytime,” are just a few of the tracks that stand out. If these songs don’t hook you in, maybe you should get your ears checked.
In the song “My Number,” there is a constant affirmation by Mears, where he proclaims his solitude.
Introducing this powerful and catchy song are the lyrics, “You don’t have my number, we don’t need any trouble now, we don’t need the city, who create the culture now.”
Catchy piano sounds, beating drums and lyrical guitar strums immediately catches the ears of any listener.
As soon as the song begins the listener knows that the party is about to start. From start to finish this song is incredible and it epitomizes a party dance mix.
With inspiring and meaningful lyrics along with a danceable beat it becomes difficult to not get instantly hooked.
“Late Night,” consists of a catchy beat and with depressing lyrics.
“And I know you ran away Oh I know but I’m feeling okay But now I found love and the feeling won’t go Now I found love but the feeling wont go!”
“Late Night” begins with piano keys followed by a sad voice that is trying to look for hope. The track doesn’t seem to pick up at all, but the deep lyrics are what makes this song.
Although the album was great there are certain songs that one may not enjoy. The second track, “Inhaler,” sounds slightly on the angry side.
The song is introduced with a guitar following with a constant Rocky themed drum beat. Towards the middle the song there is a instrumental buildup to a sudden BOOM, where one can imagine a mosh pit occurring.
In a violent tone the singer screams, “My lungs of heat I cannot breathe don’t follow me. And you push and shove I’ve had enough you best believe.”
Talk about telling someone to get away from them; a simple please would be nice.
Holy Fire is just that: fire. If anyone wants to venture off into indie rock.