“But you don’t love me, that’s news to me.”
croons Foxygen‘s brilliant near androgynous sounding lead singer, France. The song, Shuggie, is steeped in those sort of badass sardonic yet poignant one liners. France has a prose unique entirely to him, reminiscent at times of the best parts of Bob Dylan. Carefree and loose. Almost off the cuff.
“Hey man, have a soda. It’s on the house. Remember what I told you about the rooms inside this house.”
The best way to describe this song is unpredictable. It is consistent with the rest of Foxygen‘s work, expertly psychedelic with notable elements of Phil Spector and 60s energy. The song itself contains some 3 or 4 completely separate sections (including a teensy funk breakdown at 2:35 worth waiting for). It’s off of Foxygen‘s excellently titled “We are the 21st century ambassadors of Peace and Magic.” And, not surprisingly, it is a delicious account of potentially haunted house, unrequited love and rhinoceros shaped earrings. Enjoy.