Ahead of the release of her highly-anticipated new album, The Kick due out February 11 2022 via [PIAS] Recordings, Foxes has shared a new single, “Body Suit.”
Produced by Ghost Culture (Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens), “Body Suit” is one of The Kick’s most tender moments. Continuing the themes of freedom explored on recent singles ‘Absolute’, ‘Sky Love’, ‘Dance Magic’ and ‘Sister Ray’, it’s an intimate description of the euphoria that comes with another person seeing the real you and accepting you as you are.
Speaking about “Body Suit”, Foxes (Louisa Rose Allen) says, “It’s about letting your guard come down completely, showing your true self and letting go of all pretence and ego – falling into someone and letting them see you entirely without the fear of being judged.”
Foxes’ first album in over five years, The Kick was written and recorded remotely via zoom during the height of the pandemic, offering a form of escapism. Inspired by the desire for freedom that the world collectively shared over the last 18 months of lockdowns, the near-animalistic desperation to socialise, and a longing to dance again, Louisa naturally pivoted the sonics to feed that escapism and create a record that simultaneously feels close to her euphoric, dancefloor-filling pop roots that brought us hits like ‘Let Go For Tonight’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Body Talk’, while still feeling completely fresh. Unafraid of the art of the well-loved melancholic-banger, lyrically The Kick touches on themes of loss and heartbreak, narrating painful places and soundtracking new beginnings to create an album for the post-pandemic world and a summer of never leaving the party early.
On the album, Foxes shares, “The record was written from a place of wanting to escape the walls of my own apartment, I wrote it imagining freedom and dancing and people being able to hold each other again. I spent so much time on zoom day and night just writing words and melodies and before I knew it I’d written an album’s worth of material. I felt a wild and animalistic feeling of needing and wanting to socialise again come out whilst writing and the feelings just didn’t stop. I felt like being in my apartment and being so isolated made me really dig deep into my mind and my imagination just ran wild. Most of the music is a celebration but some of the music comes from a painful place, of loss and heartbreak. I felt trapped and almost like my insides were dancing but I couldn’t express it, but in writing it allowed me to feel free again. This record feels like a new start and the ability to come back to life after such a strange time of us all being alone.”