Clocking in at just under 45 minutes – in its standard version, at least – Foxes’ chorus-drenched debut, ‘Glorious’, could hardly be accused of being high-art.
But, nestled beneath the record’s breezy, sugar-coated surface, lurk plenty of well-crafted songs. Early singles ‘Holding On To Heaven’ (video below) and ‘Let Go For Tonight’ are fun, if forgettable, festival-ready romps, but it’s with more leftfield efforts such as ‘White Coats’ that Foxes proves herself a talent worth watching.
With ‘Glorious’ Foxes has made a pop album that, despite occasionally drifting into melodrama, serves as an enjoyable listen stuffed with genuine pop-gems, sun-baked choruses and enough bite to warrant repeated listens.
Words: Rob Knaggs
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Related: read our interview with Foxes
Listen to ‘Glorious’ via Deezer, below…