Single Review: Foxes – Better Love

Foxes Better Love

Foxes unleashes another strong pop jam
The release of Foxes sophomore album called All I Need was postponed to February 2016, but no doubt about the fact that this is shaping up to be a great second record. The British pop artist, born Louisa Rose Allen, launched her debut album called Glorious in 2014 and returned in 2015 with the single ‘Body Talk’, that should have been an international chart topper, but god knows why it wasn’t (yet). Anyway, Foxes was quick to move on with the release of ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’, another pop banger for an H&M commercial. Now she is back with the official second single, called ‘Better Love’ and it’s co-written by Foxes herself, Johnny Harris and Bastille lead singer Dan Smith.

‘Better Love’ is on fire from the first seconds on. Foxes shows of the higher register of her voice with the sentence ‘show me love’ and she sounds heavenly. The track builds up to a big moment and the bridge towards the chorus is where you hear the Bastille influences. We hear choir like backing vocals by Dan himself responding to Foxes’ sentences. In the chorus the heavy drums which characterize the indie pop of the British band that gained massive success with singles like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ are apparent and it matches perfectly with the euphoric and bombastic pop sound that coloured Foxes’ debut. A match made in heaven I would say and let’s hope that the involvement of Bastille’s Dan get’s her more recognition and a big hit! Foxes deserves to be huge!

Update: The video is out and it’s a simple, but effective way of portraying the message of the song. We see Foxes and her love interest in several scenes where they both experience beautiful moments and fights. A believable portrayal of doubts in a relationship and the longing for something more.

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