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Album: Total Life Forever (2010)


  • This is the first official single from British alternative rock band Foals' second studio album, Total Life Forever. Foals bassist Walter Gervers explained the creation of the song to The Yorkshire Post: "That was more of a song that came out of a sonic idea. It was not written about anything in particular. When we were in the studio we were playing around with modular synths and the producer made us make a human sequencer. It consisted of three voices, each with a note. We had a chart on the floor in front of us which Jimmy (Smith, guitarist] would manipulate as if he was controlling the notes. We would make a regular pattern and we could move around our voices. We had to concentrate a lot but that's what the introductory voices were doing."


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