Premiere: Billy Fox returns with new single, Echo, east-coast headline shows
The Sydney-based indie-electronic favourite's first single of the year comes with a Bon Iver-esque twist.
Sydney-based indie musician Billy Fox has been a bit quiet in 2018 thus far, with 2016's pair of singles, East Coast and Avalanche, and 2017's Taste being the only material he's released over the past few years, with the exception of a feature on Moohki's break-out Foul Play. It's primarily because he's been deep in studio-land working on his upcoming EP expected early next year, the first tease of which we're officially receiving today through his hauntingly beautiful returning single, Echo. Released ahead of a pair of launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne this October - more deets on that soon - Echo is a dreamy and washed-out display of Billy Fox's masterful indie-electronic charm, mixing a subdued, almost Bon Iver-esque instrumental thick with brass and piano along with his crooning, R&B-leaning vocal that just screams James Blake. It's really quite intricate and precise, with each thinly-sparsed layer of Echo's washing instrumental and Fox's smooth vocal perfectly jigsawing with each other to create a lush and quite genre-pushing release that really makes his return welcomed.
"Echo is essentially a love song," Fox says on the single's meaning. "However, it pays particular attention to that moment of realisation in a relationship when you understand just how in love you both are. At the infant stages, you would never be had known where this was going to take you, and you don’t know what you’ve got yourselves into. We need the courage to let go and let it happen." Dive into Billy Fox's beautiful returning single below, and make sure you catch him at the dates below that.
Thu 11 Oct - Boney, Melbourne
Fri 19 Oct - The Record Crate, Sydney
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