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Patreon Exclusive: Anatomy of a Song - Foster the People on “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy”

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Aug 25, 2017 Foster the People
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A song is a chance overlapping of countless variables in an artist’s life. Anatomy of a Song is a place where those variables can be dissected and examined. In this edition, Foster the People‘s central figure, Mark Foster, turns “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy” from his group’s third album, Sacred Hearts Club, inside out. A far cry from the irresistible bounce of “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster the People’s first foray into the public consciousness some seven years ago, “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy” is jarring, at times even claustrophobic in its intensity, its spoken word style lyrics uncomfortable while its EDM- and trap-inspired beats jolt the listener to attention. Despite this, Foster feels “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy” is the direct song descendent to “Miss You” from the bubbling pop of the band’s 2011-released debut album, Torches. Sign up to Under the Radar’s Patreon page to read the rest of the article, as Foster discusses the evolution of “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy.”

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