I first heard “Free Animal” about a year ago. Coming off a Bonnaroo high that catapulted a band like Glass Animals into Apple commercials, Foreign Air’s similar yet more forceful vibe was a no brainer for my ears. The haunting vocals and pulsing guitar filled the vast gap between alternative rock and electronica for me. I was sold. But who were these guys?
At the time they had fewer than 1,000 followers on Soundcloud, no one was writing about them and I couldn’t find a decent press photo to save my life. After some digging on the Internet I learned the duo was comprised of front man Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael and they resided somewhere in North Carolina. That’s it. These guys were a mystery.
So I waited, yearning for some new tunes from the energetic duo. A few months later we got “In The Shadows” and all was right in the world. Since the release the song has amassed over a million plays on Spotify and Alt Nation Radio has featured the duo on several top 50 lists. They’re breaking onto the scene and no one knows their names yet. In a world of perpetual access to information, the mystery only makes them more interesting. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the duo.
Stream their latest single “Echo” below and be on the lookout for new music from the enigmatic pair.