Stray Fossa return with soothing alt pop single ‘Eyze’

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Indie trio Stray Fossa return with new rhythmic cut ‘Eyze’ as they continue to get their sound heard in the UK.

The new single is the band’s second of 2019 and they have been busy fine-tuning their atmospheric alt-rock to the next level with ‘Eyze’.

The bands ambient bass and guitar layering with shimmering vocal washes to craft songs that hover somewhere between modern garage and indie pop. Then it’s rounded off with 60s and 70s nostalgia.

Brothers Nick and Will Evans and Zach Blount have simply stumbled across the track thanks to the drummer having a tinker.

The three-piece said: “The drummer ran off into his room to arrange vocal harmonies around a bass hook without telling the bassist. Fortunately, everyone was happy with the result, and thus “Eyze” was born. The middle bridge was arranged by the guitarist, who fought hard to keep it at a full 32 bars.”

Following up their previous single ‘Swells’ in February, this song is about the frustration of creating under pressure and the fleeting nature of inspiration that comes and goes before one has the chance to channel it into anything meaningfully productive.

The home-grown attic sound from Stray Fossa has impressed so far, despite their opposing artistic tastes and long may that continue.

Good

  • Cool indie/alt pop

Bad

  • They need to be more adventurous

Summary

'Eyze' is about the frustration of creating under pressure and the fleeting nature of inspiration that comes and goes before one has the chance to channel it into anything meaningfully productive.
7.5

ICM Rating