Apr
15
FILED UNDER: Love, Tunes

Next on our tour of fantastic new music, we have singer/songwriter¬†Louisa Rose Allen, or better known as ‘Foxes’. She’s just starting to get her feet off the ground, but there’s a good chance you may have already heard from her. Foxes provides vocals in Clarity¬†by electro-dance producer Zedd, which has reached the Billboard Hot 100 (and received moderate airplay) and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

She has yet to release a full-length album but still manages to deliver a few gems online which are gaining much attention. A few of her songs are on iTunes, so grab those if you like what you hear. I believe iTunes even named her one of 2013′s artists to watch for? Or maybe I made that up?

Beauty Queen

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Here’s her latest track which has gotten a sort of informal release via a youtube video her friend created for the track. Pop music blogs are praising the song, noting that it is reminiscent of Marina & The Diamonds (I definitely hear it in the ‘oh-oh’ background vocals), Florence Welch, and Kate Bush.

Youth

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I had first heard Youth in early 2012, saving much of its playtime for summer nights while driving with the moonroof open and windows down. The song skips any sort of intro and jumps right into the first verse, which happens to be my absolute favorite part. At first I regretted not choosing that bit for the snippet, however the second verse features a nice beat which you’ll surely enjoy and so I’m leaving it as is.

Clarity

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As in most cases where artists are featured on songs by other people, Clarity is quite different from Foxes’ usual sound. Zedd (who is set to produce a nice chunk of Lady Gaga’s upcoming album) has crafted a radio-friendly club song with verses tailored to fit Foxes’ voice perfectly and a sing-a-long chorus.

Apr
9
FILED UNDER: Design, Me, Sketch

NB: I choose to [mostly] draw myself so that if it comes out ugly, the only person I’m offending is myself. Not because I’m some narcissistic jerk.

Apr
5
FILED UNDER: Me, Photography

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Apr
3
FILED UNDER: Me, Sketch