Foxes (Louisa Rose Allen) has released her highly-anticipated new album, The Kick on [PIAS] Recordings. Including the recent singles “Body Suit”, “Absolute”, “Sky Love”, “Dance Magic” and “Sister Ray”, The Kick is Foxes’ first album in over five years. Serving as a form of escapism, the record was written and recorded via zoom with producer Ghost Culture (Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens) during the height of the pandemic.
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 the 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. Title-track “The Kick” releases fear and anxiety to reignite a spark lost in one’s self and ‘Potential’ falls into the fantasy of meeting someone new, who that person could be, and the push and pull of unknown games played with each other. “Two Kinds Of Silence” explores the different ways in which two people handle the same loss, while “Forgive Yourself” focuses on being kinder to yourself, forgiving yourself for your mistakes and moving forward.
The Kick is released today, 11 February 2022 via [PIAS] Recordings and is available Digitally and on Standard and Deluxe CD – Vinyl will be available later in 2022. Foxes will be touring The Kick thhis February— it commences in Manchester on February 15, before journeying through London and Birmingham. Tickets are available here.