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Foxing "Rory" Video Reviewed



Foxing has been stirring up social media and making headlines lately, and I never listened to them before.  I wanted to see what all the hype was about.  This 5-piece is far from ordinary- hailing from St Louis, they’ve gathered up nearly 7.5 thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook, and gained some serious attention because of their recent tour with Seahaven.  “Rory”, a tune they’ve got a music video for, has left a real impression on me.

The tune itself is haunting- the piano is a driving force, keeping it eerie and almost creepy.  The vocals are rough and raw, and for some reason make me think of Pat The Bunny (of Ramshackle Glory, Johnny Hobo).  They feel so harsh and intense, almost like they don’t quite fit the music, but it all somehow works together.  With the vocals being so powerful, the subdued music works and they mesh together to create a stunning sound, but it’s something that would definitely be an acquired taste, or make Foxing a band that you either love or hate, with no in-between.
As for the video, it fits perfectly with the song.  I love the aspect of the kids in different animal masks being out in the woods- some might say it’s cliche, but I think it totally works.  The shots of the band playing are also beautiful, it’s minimalistic but the lighting and the look of the instruments set the tone.  It’s a perfect visual aid.  It feels surreal, like a dream, and not only does it tell a story, but also keeps you captivated and puts an image in your head that you can’t shake when you listen to the song.
I’m thoroughly impressed by these guys.

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