As Foxygen, Jonathan Rado and Sam France don’t do things by half. Their new album, Hang (released after a two-year hiatus), features contributions from the Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, Matthew E. White, the Lemon Twigs, a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra, and more. It’s the resulting grandiose sound that makes them so alluring, a sound that reaches for the stars and grabs hold of them.
The big band idea isn’t just for show – it’s at the centre of every song and it’s given the two musicians even more space to get creative. It harks back to the very best of those theatrical rock records of the late ’70s – from Elton John to Meat Loaf. Now they’re ready to take to the stage and it’s going to be big!