Alternative Duo Foreign Air Release New EP; Announce Supper Club Tour
February 18, 2022 BY Claire Julian
Enigmatic electro-indie/alternative duo Foreign Air share their new EP, Why Don’t You Feel The Way I Do?. The EP draws inspiration from the trials and tribulations of fostering relationships. A majority of the tracks are loosely based around a pandemic breakup and just like the ebbs and flows of grief, the band uses the music to paint this evolving narrative.
With Jesse Clasen in LA, then North Carolina, and Jacob Michael in DC, like the rest of the workforce, they collaborated through video-conferencing. “We were discussing our childhood, growing up in the ’90s,” says frontman Jesse. “We ended up putting on Donnie Darko, and that became our inspiration.” In one scene, Donnie is wandering around town at night in a dream-like state, trying to figure out what he’s doing in school and in life. “We tried to evoke the emotion of that movie in the songwriting process.” Says Jacob, “The new music feels like we shed a layer of skin. We have been treating each song as its own universe, creating our own world.”
Along with the EP they have released the official video for “One More Night,” which is all about reminiscing while conjuring the golden days. Previous singles include the dark, sweeping track, “The Madness,” that sounds like Nine Inch Nails was dropped into a blender with Glass Animals, the glitchy single “Anything’s Possible” and the gothic anthem “Your Touch.”
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To celebrate the release of the EP, the duo announced the Foreign Air Supper Club, a three-night-only affair– NYC, DC & LA – featuring intimate performances by the band and curated menus by guest chefs. Tickets are on sale now.
Foreign Air dropped their debut album, Good Morning Stranger, in October of 2020. Before that, they released 10 singles, as well as the For The Light EP, starting with the glitchy, spectral “Free Animal,” which became an immediate hit. Nike snapped up the latter for an ad – and everyone from Samsung, Vodafone, Microsoft, to Showtime, ABC, and Vice soon followed. All told, Foreign Air’s music has been streamed more than 140 million times on Spotify and Apple, they have been featured on sites like Billboard, Grammy.com, and COLLIDE, and they have toured with notable acts like Misterwives, Bishop Briggs, Bleachers, and more.