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Foxygen Share New Song “Face the Facts”

Seeing Other People Due out April 26 via Jagjaguwar

Mar 27, 2019 Foxygen Bookmark and Share

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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