New Zealand pop duo Foley are ready to take us on a musical journey with their sophomore EP “Vacation”. The new release follows their 2020 debut “On My Conscience” which received great commercial support and charted as #10 in the NZ Charts.
On the first listen of “Vacation” it is clear to see that Foley’s sound is a winning formula, tapping into that retro pop/disco sound that has taken over the airwaves for the past year.
In the current music climate, where inspired albums such as Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” and Jessie Ware’s “What’s Your Pleasure?” have won the hearts of music listeners and brought colour all our lives during these trying times, it’s clear to see Foley’s “Vacation” is here to serve a similar purpose.
When releasing EP’s which often consist of so few tracks – it can be difficult for artists – particularly newer ones to be able to sell themselves to you in such a short space of time.
Luckily for us – Foley doesn’t disappoint in their song selection and the five tracks on the record are perfectly placed and leave you in anticipation for what is to come next.
It’s interesting that the pair dropped “Better Love” as the first single from the release as the midtempo banger is probably the slowest track on the list and shows another side towards the largely upbeat duo. One thing to note about this song is that the vocals and the production, much like the rest of the record are breathtaking.
From the funky and dancetastic “Keep Me On My Toes” to the pop dynamite that is “So Personal” – “Vacation” will leave a smile on your face and hopefully within your hearts.
Foley aka Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett have something that music has been missing and are ready to unleash their full potential into the world.