Artist Interview: FOXY
Tell us about yourself and your music
We’re a three person collective, which often surprises people, as we have quite a full sound and fans assume there must be more of us. Marc had a few songs kicking around and wanted to form a band to play them and met Lautaro (who happened to be sharing the same rehearsal studio) and they decided to look for a female singer. My previous band had dismantled and I was singing (mostly backing vocals) with a few bands at the time but I wanted to form another band and saw an ad that Marc had placed and responded to it and sent him samples of my work, which he seemed to like and he sent me a track (called Love Elusive) and asked if I could write something to it. This was on a Friday and he asked if I could meet him at his studio and have some ideas ready by Sunday. As soon as I listened to the track I really dug it, and immediately got inspired with the vocal melody and started singing along to it and then sat down and penned the lyrics. When I met him on the Sunday he played the song and I sang along – I think he was quite surprised that more than just having ideas – I had the whole song with lyrics worked out already! He said I could change the title but the title had inspired me along with the music so I though it best to keep it, so we did. After that he introduced me to Lautaro and the rest is history.
Each of us has very diverse musical interests that works really well in establishing our overall sound. We don’t try to fit into a particular genre or write a certain type of music, we just write what comes naturally to us, which is why it’s sometimes rather difficult to classify our sound. We get a kick out of hearing people describe us as, “Wow, it reminds me of this, but it’s not like this, it’s truly your own sound, it’s really good, it’s hard to describe!” and we hear a lot of varied comparisons (which I suppose is good, right?). We’re pretty stumped too (laughs).
Talk to us more about your latest release
Inferno is our latest track. I won’t go into detail explaining what the lyrics mean (as I like to leave interpretation up to the listener) but fundamentally the song is about catharsis.
What inspired you to write this release?
I find inspiration in things that happen around me in everyday life. I love people watching. You see all these tiny narratives unfolding around you, which is quite fascinating, and also very revealing because you can also see yourself within these narratives. Writing about the things I see allows me to observe without judging, and to see things from different perspectives and somehow gain a better understanding of why things or people are they way they are.
Any plans to release a video?
We haven’t quite decided on that yet, we’ve been so engrossed in the audio side of things. Now that we’ve gotten that out we’re certainly open to explore making videos. We’ve been tossing some ideas around with a director which we can start to knuckle down on now that we’ve finished recording. That will be fun!
Any plans to hit the road?
We’re on a break at the moment (as Marc just had a baby) but we plan to be playing some shows in New York come the spring.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Shane!