Black Foxxes have pushed their creative boundaries with their second album Reiði, a transformational journey of tracks from beautifully raw and tragic to unleashing a wrath of difficult, unrelenting emotions.
Reiði has been carved from a place of anxiety and depression but has birthed a beautiful euphoric album, a painfully raw yet alluring piece of art you can’t help but lose yourself in. Living up to the name Reiði, the Icelandic word for rage, discord and amnesty resonating across the album but particularly in the tracks Oh, it had to be you, Float on and Take me home.
With Reiði Black Foxxes have left behind the sound often compared too closely to US alt-rock band Taking Back Sunday. After experimenting with radio fuzz and static-laced vocals, the band has blossomed a distinctive, chilling and insuppressible new sound for themselves. Singer Mark Holley has commented ‘We don’t want to be one of those bands that just stays in one genre. We want to be one of those bands where people go, ‘oh, what are Black Foxxes doing for this record?’ We want to surprise people with new things.” He added “We’re very proud of what we did with it, but it was a barrage of aggression I was letting out.’’
Concluding with Float on is gut-wrenching enough to leave the listener in chills creating cascades of emotion as it transforms between feelings nightmare and daydream trapped in a cycle until the formidable, heartbreaking finale.
Check out single Sæla here!