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Foxygen Share New Song “Face the Facts”

Seeing Other People Due out April 26 via Jagjaguwar

Mar 27, 2019
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Foxygen (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) are releasing a new album, Seeing Other People, on April 26 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Livin' a Lie" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Face the Facts." Listen below.

"Face the Facts" is a funky plea to a lover to come back and features some memorable lines, including: "I want to live in the times when they put cocaine in Coca Cola" and "I'm never gonna dance like James Brown/I'm never gonna be black/And I'm never gonna get you back."

Seeing Other People is the follow-up to 2017's grandiose and theatrical Hang and 2014's ...And Star Power. Foxygen wrote and self-produced Seeing Other People at Sonora Recorders in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, California. Shawn Everett engineered and mixed the album, which features drummer Jim Keltner.

A previous press release said that Seeing Other People is a "goodbye" record. In the press release, France explained further: "For me Seeing Other People just means goodbye: Goodbye to the drugs, to the partying. Goodbye to my twenties now. Goodbye to my Saint Laurent-model-body. Goodbye to the touring circus - that's right, no more shows or tours for a while. Goodbye, hopefully, to the anxiety attacks. Goodbye to beating myself up because I didn't fit into those leather pants anymore. Fuck it. Goodbye to the facilities. And goodbye the leeches in my life. I know a lot of gritty stories about a lot of players in this business but you'll have to read between the lines." 

You can read a longer statement from France about the album here. In it France also says he's written a memoir entitled Sam Francisco: Confessions of an Indie Rock Star (it's unclear if he's being serious or not).

Read our 2017 interview with Foxygen about Hang.

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