Torches - Foster The People
I must admit that pop music is not exactly my cup of tea, but do know how to recognize a good pick when I do happen to stumble on one. And this exactly what happened when I got my hands on California power-trio Foster The People’s first effort Torches.
Torches is this little marvel of pop music that you will want to tell all your friends about, unless they were aware of the trend right before you. And the reasons why Mark Foster and his gang rose from the unknown to the status indie-fancy-party band (that was a compliment) resides in this break-though record.
The songs contained on this album will suit your mood better than any other expected dose of feel-good remedy. This will truly have the same effects on you than a sunshine epidemic. The melodies are of the catchiest and the beats, unexpectedly contagious, hits right in the middle one’s heartstrings. The synths, guitar and drumbeats is simply more effective than it has been so far, and when backed up by Mark Foster’s exquisite voice, it simply gets heavenly divine. Also, once you’ve stopped dancing after the 10th listen, you will only notice how deep are the lyrics to all of these songs.
Foster The People must have known by now that they hand their hands on a precious vibe that got us eager for more. Not only they were able to reinvent indie pop and send it to mainstream, they are sending us the message that the best is yet to come. This album tells us that the band is here to stay and that their hymns will remain on our playlists forevermore.