Devon’s trio Black Foxxes are finally back with the first cut off the announced second album due out next March 16th via Search & Destroy Records. ‘Reiði’, follow-up to the critically acclaimed breakthrough 2016’s debut ‘I’m Not Well’, is anticipated by ‘Sæla’, a track that combines the band’s indie/emo sensibilities to a power-pop soundscape.
It might not sound like the tune Black Foxxes fans expected from frontman Mark Holley and band mates, as it sounds definitely less dark and dense than the early production. However, ‘Sæla’ – accompanied by an official video – encompasses all the elements that have forged Foxxes’ signature sound so far, and it fills me with anticipation for the forthcoming second LP of the outfit. “Sæla is about a desire to leave a place that was starting to feel stagnant, – Holley stated when commenting the new number – I think it’s Foxxes at our poppiest but it’s still got all the undertones of darkness stacked amongst it. I remember watching the film ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ before we headed out to Europe for a show and fell in love with that phrase (and the film) and jotted some lyrics down on the trip that were inspired by it.”
The release of the new record will coincide with the biggest headline tour to date for the band with UK and EU dates, including a tasty London gig at Heaven next April 6th. Watch the video for ‘Sæla’ below. Welcome back, Black Foxxes.