Last month, Brooklyn’s Foyer Red announced their debut LP Yarn The Hours Away, which will be due out on Carpark Records (The Beths, Cloud Nothings, @) on May 19th. The follow up to their promising first EP, Zigzag Wombat, which earned high praise from several outlets.
Shortly after the announce of the LP the band set off on a tour with Why Bonnie that saw them play SXSW last week, and today, ahead of the tour’s conclusion on the East Coast and a homecoming show at TV Eye in New York this Saturday, the band are sharing a second single from the record entitled “Gorgeous.”
Following the more anarchic first single, “Gorgeous” offers a compelling new wrinkle in Foyer Red’s sound. Though composed of characteristically eccentric parts, it contains some the prettiest moments in the band’s catalog to date, with an arrangement delicately balances the warmth of singer Elana Riordan’s voice with the more discordant elements that bubble over wonderfully in the final third of the song. The confidence and creativity with which the band explore an unfamiliar sonic landscape provides another engaging example of what makes
Foyer Red so exciting.
Riordan expands on the track’s background:
“We wrote this song organically in the studio together one day. It was one of those songwriting experiences that blows your mind over and over and makes you feel incredibly lucky to have such well-matched collaborators. I recorded a voice memo of us playing (later renamed it “wow gorgeous jam”) and listened to this low quality voice memo on repeat for days, literally bubbling up in bliss. I wrote the lyrics about my partner and bandmate Marco, for whom I keep a list of ‘Marco-isms’, his ever endearing botched colloquialisms that I hope he will never correct.”