NYC-based kaleidoscopic-pop outfit FORAGER have unveiled their new single “Fuji or a Trek,” taken from their forthcoming debut album Pipedream Firewood, out on August 19th. The band were also just featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Top Shelf.

First, a spontaneous bike ride to Coney Island, then a chance encounter with your high school English teacher at a rave. These two events inspired the sentiment behind “Fuji or a Trek”: things that used to make you feel youthful suddenly seem to do the opposite. That theme is underscored by a dramatic musical gesture—halfway through the song, the uptempo drum and bass beat swerves into a slow, heavy funk groove.

The song, out on May 12th, morphed into its final form over a year’s worth of rehearsing and performing the song live. Even more than any of their past five singles, “Fuji or a Trek” captures the core of FORAGER: high musicianship infused with kaleidoscopic pop energy.

“Fuji or a Trek” is written and performed by Shyamala (vocals), Jack Broza (guitars, keys, bass), and Colum Enrique (drums), and was mixed by Jack Broza and mastered by Jamie Lawrence.

FORAGER “Fuji or a Trek” single artwork
FORAGER “Fuji or a Trek” single artwork

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