Foxes’ ‘Body Talk’ Evokes Dreamy ’80s Synth Nostalgia
Foxes has kept a lower profile this year than she did back in 2014, when she made her full-length debut with Glorious and toured with Pharrell, but she makes a return to the spotlight today (June 4) with "Body Talk."
The British singer-songwriter born Louisa Rose Allen has been hard at work on her sophomore album — and if the lead single is any indication, she's set to finish 2015 strong. "Body Talk" may not have the most original title — Robyn used Body Talk back in 2010 for the album that brought the world "Dancing on My Own" and it's similar to Tove Lo's currently-charting "Talking Body" — but it's tough to care once you're swept up in the song's '80s synth-pop glamour.
"Days like these / I don't want you back / Now I feel free / Gonna keep it like that," the singer coos over production that would sound right at home sandwiched between "Bette Davis Eyes" and "Suddenly Last Summer" on a vintage mix tape. Just close your eyes, shuffle-step side to side in your tube socks, and sing along into your hairbrush as she moves into the chorus: "Let your body talk / Even when you feel so lost."
The singer looks flawless in the single art for "Body Talk," and her outfit mirrors the track's throwback sound, complete with an off-the-shoulder top, racing shorts, tube socks and roller skates. Foxes premiered the song on Radio 1, and as we await further news on her follow-up to Glorious, you can also hear her on Giorgio Moroder's Deja Vu out this month — get a preview now.
Listen to "Body Talk" above.