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Foxygen: "There's a lot of LA imagery and death"

Jonathan Rado lets us behind the scenes of Foxygen’s latest record, ‘Hang’.
Published: 10:34 am, January 25, 2017
Foxygen: "There's a lot of LA imagery and death"
Hey Jonathan - Your new album ‘Hang' has just landed: does it feel to have been a long time in the making? It sounds like a huge production.
It was a big production, but it didn't take us very long to record. We're very efficient in the recording studio.

Did you already have an idea of what you wanted to do with this record before you began?
Yes. We had the idea, years ago, to make an album with a full symphony orchestra.

How did you hook up with Brian and Michael D'Addario? Are they good guys to work with?
I recorded their album in my house. They are some of my best friends in the world and amazing musicians.

What did you make of the Lemon Twigs album? Loads of bands are raving about it at the mo.
I think it's great. Glad they're getting attention.

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You also brought in a symphony orchestra, how did it feel to have to so many people involved - was it daunting? How did it work logistically?
It was not very hard to make. We hired the right people to make it happen. Trey Pollard and Matthew E White, who did the arrangements worked out all the logistics of the orchestral recording. It went off without a hitch.

What was your favourite thing about having such a large cast?
It's great to work with people who are also passionate about the record. It inspires us to work with people who are excited about the music we're making.

What themes do you cover on the album? Has much seeped in from the current political / social climate?
There's a lot of LA imagery and death. We made the album In a bubble, long before the current presidency. But it is interesting that it plays so much into the current political climate.

Album aside, is there anything you're especially looking forward to during the next twelve months?
Not that I can think of right now.
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Foxygen's album ‘Hang’ is out now.




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