Foliage Shares New Single “Smokey” – Taken From Forthcoming Self Titled Album Due November 6th via Dowd Records
For the last six years, Manuel Joseph Walker was one of indie music’s best-kept secrets. Known as a teenage production prodigy obsessed with jangle pop and hip-hop, his early releases catapulted him from a local DIY mainstay to favorite among bloggers and fans worldwide.
Now the artist has four albums, several tours under their belt, and millions of streams later – and Foliage are poised to become breakout stars- easily one of the most compelling artists.
Walker returns bigger and more confident than ever, making his debut for Dowd Records, incorporating new influences ranging from Drum-N-Bass & IDM to Shoegaze & Bossa Nova, and writing his most personal lyrics to date. Walker’s forward march is descibed- in sonic maturity and personal growth- should place him on any music fan’s radar of exciting young talent that needs to be paid attention to.
Foliage‘s forthcoming self titled album is already causing quite the stir, the first 2 tracks revealed captured Foliage’s intense creativity into a flawless format and now we are delighted to share the latest single “Smokey“.
“Smokey” starts with an instant big beat piercing through the scratchy yet sweeping soundscapes. The jaunty instrumentation becomes the perfect environment for the lustrous vocal harmonies to flourish. Foliage manages to capture both an essence of reflection into his creation and there’s a feeling of a certain freedom. The air of “Smokey” exudes some kind of life-affirming melody found in the dreamy notes before this hellish abrasive distortion is introduced into the expansive and complex wall of sound. These razor-sharp elements whirl around you capturing in the audience within its fierce and impetuous rhythmics.
Foliage forthcoming record has been well worth the wait.