FLEET FOXES Fool’s Errand gets 6/10

Fleet Foxes
Fool’s Errand
Nonesuch

6/10

Six years after releasing their last album, Fleet Foxes is back at it again. Fool’s Errand, the second single, succeeds to present discontent in a beautiful, yet slightly tedious way.

Following their nine minute long first single Third of May / Ōdaigahara, Fool’s Errand marches not only melodically in the footsteps of its predecessor. Singing of disappointment, the piece somehow manages to include an uplifting sting to it as well.

Since their last album Helplessness Blues, the band seems to have introduced heavier drums to their songs, giving up the catchy folk guitar sounds. It does result out in a more deep, stronger bodied vibe, which in a way is not a bad thing. After all, six years is a long time and some change could be expected. However, it is the reason why the song quite never feels like it gets there, despite the vocally gorgeous verse.

Fool’s Errand finishes beautifully with a piano, but doesn’t quite reach the level of the first single, thus lowering the hype over the new album, Crack Up, which will be out on June 16.

SUVI LOPONEN

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