NEW ALBUM: FOXES | THE KICK
English singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, best known as Foxes – who you all know and love from Zedd‘s “Clarity” indeed, as well as a bunch of hits like “Youth,” “Let Go for Tonight” and “Body Talk” – came roaring back in a big way over the past few months. It’s been five years since we had a Foxes album. Her new album "The Kick" is a celebration of everything that brings people together, in which is found a deep dive into the fun textures and irresistible melodies that fill up dance floors and incite communal singalongs. However, hidden behind those sonics are lyrics about heartbreak, loneliness, and longing. The title track opens with the line "sometimes you break down" but soothes with its sugar-rush chorus, telling of how music can heal with all evidence provided. "Growing On Me" celebrates how sometimes it just takes one person to pull you back from the edge, flush with crunching bass and clipped drums. Towards the end of the record, things get a little more hopeful. "Forgive Yourself" reflects self-love, while "Sky Love" borders on anthemic, complete with insistent bass. Foxes’ return comes with a purpose: "The Kick" doesn’t try to run or distract from feelings of loss and loneliness; instead, it faces them head-on while celebrating the joy of being with others through it all. Ultimately, this is another gem of a pop record by one of the genre's most quietly influential stars. It’s an absolute joy to have Foxes back.