ARTICLE PATRIK SANDBERG
CALIFORNIA'S GOOD TIME PSYCH ROCK SAVANTS, FOXYGEN, ARE BACK WITH A BEAUTIFUL NEW VIDEO AND A CATCHY NEW HOOK ABOUT HEARTACHE
One of the most promising and dynamic rock and roll bands to emerge from California in recent years, Foxygen has built a loyal fan base thanks to their magic hooks, raucous live performances, and their effortless melding of '60s and '70s blues and psychedelia with experimental noise and punk. Front man Sam France has rock stardom in his bones, sashaying and mugging across the stage like a modern day lovechild of Mick Jagger and Tom Petty. It's about time the band releases a video that puts its charisma on full technicolor blast.
That's where director Grant Singer steps in, with the video for new single "How Can You Really." The first song off the band's upcoming full-length, ...And Star Power (October 14 via Jagjaguwar), it's a jingle about unrequited love, heartbreak, and giving up. But there's an aura of salvation that comes from the wham-bam chorus, as France slides into a neon-lit warehouse space to perform with his flailing backup dancers. It's almost like he's screaming at you, "REALLY?!" Get over it, and get into one of the best videos of 2014.
Video directed by Grant Singer
Still photos by Cara Robbins