Fool's Gold - Leave No Trace

A refreshing sense of déjà vu
Fool's Gold - Leave No Trace
LA collective Fool’s Gold has decided to ditch Hebrew for their sophomore LP and sing in English. The result is a joyous and soulful collection of summery pop songs and urgent sun-drenched ditties that grow with you over time. A refreshing sense of déjà vu infiltrates every intricate percussion, guitar and synthesizer arrangement; think Talking Heads on the hypnotic ‘Narrow Sun’ - whereas the spirit of The Smiths is evoked on opener, ‘The Dive’. Prevailing African rhythms are utterly uplifting, and all-the-while sound authentic, diverting the risk of in-authenticity. Self-titled debut album earned them critical-acclaim; hopefully this dynamic Afrobeat collection will be heard by the masses.

7/10

Words by DAVID AARON

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