Music Monday: Foxes

No, I’m not going to do a joke based on “The Fox” by Ylvis.

Something that bugs me is when a solo artist takes on a stage name that sounds like a band. It’s sort of the opposite of what happened to bands like Blondie, Biffy Clyro, Paramore and Lacuna Coil, where people (well, idiots) think that the band name refers to just the singer. However, in this case the misunderstanding is more justified – after all, a plural name implies that there’s more than one person.

As such, Louisa Rose Allen annoys me just for taking on the moniker of “Foxes”. However, the video for her song “Let Go for Tonight” means I can probably forgive her. Paint fighting, food fighting and getting paint smeared on her all add up to a fun video. If you’re into synthpop, the song’s not bad either. I will point out that it’s not just Louisa getting messy, but assorted guys and girls too.

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5 Responses to Music Monday: Foxes

  1. Rich says:

    As someone who’s worked in record stores for years, I have a small nitpick: NO ONE ever thinks Paramore or Lacuna Coil refer to the name of a person. (And no one in America knows who Biffy Clyro are, sadly.) The obvious ones we STILL get constantly are Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd (who apparently were so annoyed they mentioned it in a song lyric).

    As for being annoyed if a solo artist records under a band name, well… Hate to tell you, but you’ve probably been annoyed with most modern music for decades now. Nine Inch Nails, Bright Eyes, Bon Iver, Bat For Lashes, Dashboard Confessional, Washed Out, Father John Misty, Thundercat… etc etc. Heck, Foxes isn’t even the first female electropop solo artist to use a band name. (Take a bow, Lights.)

    That said, video ain’t bad. Needs more female hits.


  2. TellyGunge says:

    She just did a recreation of the scene with some fans.


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