Given the opening track you’d imagine this would be the path the band has chosen to take for the rest of the album, but that’s only half-true.
Already in “My number” for example the band looks back to the math-funk influences of its first release. And in fact the entire record is divided between these two influences, always pleasant and at times something more: like in the emotional “Late night”, the slow “Stetson” or the electric, pulsating and violent “Providence”. Another positive point in favor of the band is the voice of Yannis that matures year after year becoming increasingly self-assured and intriguing.
The band has certainly grown with this release but is far from reaching full maturity: some tracks still feel a little raw. Foals appear almost afraid of becoming the new Killers, with all the pros and cons that come with that.
They set out on this project with clear intentions but appear to have pulled back at the very last second.
“Out of the woods”
“Milk & black spiders”