Aotearoa pop duo Foley have continued their swift rise on new single, “TONGUE”.
The track is a teasing taste of the pair’s upcoming debut album, CROWD PLEASER, set for release in August. “TONGUE” yet again showcases Ash Wallace and Gabe Everett’s innate creative understanding, with the former’s sugary vocals flourishing over a resolutely upbeat rhythm. It’s difficult to not to get swept up in the addictive rush of such pure pop.
“”Tongue” is a playful take on surface level relationships – where we love the idea of someone but can’t trust them when it comes down to it. You can’t put your finger on what doesn’t feel right, and you get caught up in the allure of the unknown,” the band explain.
“Tongue” follows the release of their well-received EP, Crowd Pleaser, Pt.1, which Foley discussed with Rolling Stone AU/NZ earlier this year.
“We’ve really had an awesome time pushing those creative boundaries, I think now we’ve landed on this new music which we’re so proud of,” they said at the time.
It’s been quite the year for Foley: the band were just named as the latest ambassador for Spotify’s EQUAL AU/NZ playlist, with digital billboards of their faces launched in the iconic Times Square.
As for their upcoming debut full-length album, they couldn’t be more excited to unveil it to fans. “This album is a culmination of 2 years of writing and experimentation, chats between friends, and unpacking the corners of our lives and experiences in music,” they say.
“The world we’ve been building musically and visually, has been such a pleasure to inhabit and bring fans into; it’s only going to get bigger and better from here.”
Before their album drops, Foley will perform in Wellington and Auckland next month, with ticket information available via the band’s official website.
Foley’s “TONGUE” is out now. Crowd Pleaser is out August 26th (pre-save/pre-order here).