Tuesday, August 09, 2011

EP Review: We Are

Title:  We Are (BandCamp)
Artist:  Fos (Facebook, BandCamp, ReverbNation)

Fos’ debut EP We Are is a four song indie rock collection that reminds me at times of Lily Allen, at time of Lenka, at times of OK SWEETHEART, and at time of She & Him.  In fact it’s KeriLe Blossom’s vocals that really stand out to me on this EP.  Her voice has that haunting yet breathy quality of the great jazz singers of years gone by.   

The EP opens with “Image of Dust” a jazz-esque indie pop number about the fleeting nature of time and life (that is if I am interpreting the lyrics correctly – speaking of which, YAY for lyric sheet included with the download!).  “Masquerade” is about the masks that people often create to hide those parts of themselves that they don’t like.  “Number Seven” has a bit of a country twang to it and is probably my favorite song of the EP and is an attack on pride and compromise.  We Are closes out with the mildly funky (in a ballad kind of way) “Isn’t It Love.” 

We Are is a great debut for Fos.  This band is obviously very talented and show great potential for the future.  If you are a fan of any of the aforementioned artists or the likes of Rilo Kiley, then I highly suggest that you give Fos a listen. 

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