Foxing have shared the track “If I Believed In Love,” off their forthcoming release Draw Down The Moon. The album deals with a plethora of topics, including death, debt, and luck. “If I Believed In Love,” is about when immovable, stubborn cynicism is met with unstoppable, boundless adoration. “For most of my life, I tried to spare myself the belief in love, thinking of it as a catch-all for lust and commitment,” vocalist Conor Murphy (pronouns) explains.
“More recently, I’ve grown to respect love as, not a lazy catch-all but a force in and of itself. A force that deserves to be written about again and again until there are no humans left to write songs.” Foxing has garnered a reputation as a band that goes big, and Draw Down The Moon does just that. Here, they tackle the biggest subject possible: the universe. More specifically, “it’s about the idea of your cosmic significance,” explains Murphy.
“The way you feel like a tiny speck in the grand scheme of the universe, that’s a feeling everybody has. You can get lost thinking about how small you are. Draw Down The Moon explores how our connections to people and places and ideas are what binds us to the universe and reality.”
Draw Down The Moon came together after working for more than a year at the band’s studio in St. Louis, with guitarist Eric Hudson at the helm as producer. From there, the band took them to Georgia, where they holed up for a couple of weeks with members of Manchester Orchestra.
Draw Down The Moon
2. Go Down Together
4. Draw Down The Moon
5. Where the Lightning Strikes Twice
7. At Least We Found the Floor
8. Cold Blooded
9. If I Believed in Love
10. Speak With The Dead ft. WHY?
8/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant [Record Release Show]
10/5 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/6 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
10/9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
10/10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/12 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/13 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
10/18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/19 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/21 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/18 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
11/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
2/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
2/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
2/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
2/21 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
2/22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
2/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
2/25 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
2/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
2/27 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
3/1 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
3/2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
3/4 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
3/5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion Theater
3/6 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral
3/8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
3/9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
3/11 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
3/12 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
3/13 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
3/15 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
All dates with Manchester Orchestra:
A huge portion of Foxing’s inspiration over the years has been both religion and the lore around role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. But for Draw Down The Moon, a title derived from Margot Adler’s ritual book Drawing Down The Moon, the band has been taking that idea of magic and rituals to an other-worldly and involved level.
Earlier this spring, a LINK was posted that led to an early 90’s looking website with nothing but six “rituals” on-screen with only one unlocked – an Ouija-style puzzle to solve. The reward for figuring it out? Early access to the band’s first new song in over three years, the sprawling “Speak With The Dead” featuring WHY?.
Each month, the rituals continue to get more challenging yet equally rewarding. Ritual 2 coincided with “Go Down Together,” an unstoppably catchy, synth-driven anthem about debt. Prior to the song’s release, a text adventure game in the style of 1977’s Zork went up at drawdownthemoon.org; once completed, fans received an 8-bit version of “Go Down Together,” as well as the chords & lyrics to the song to encourage fan covers and interpretations.
Pre-order Draw Down The Moon by Foxing HERE