Urban Fox are back in the studio on the 20th anniversary of their first ever recordings together. Back then it was a small tape recorder which recorded as we played everything live - just raw energy, fun songs and a passion for creativity. The songs naturally became tighter, more meaningful, and longer to process - but no less enjoyable to write and record. We're writing and recording a new album (as yet untitled) and it'll all be blogged here.
'Oak Moon' is Urban Fox's longest-in-the-making album. The writing started in January, the title coming from a festival in Scandinavia in the Winter. The aim was to write one song a day in January, pick the best ten and record them in February to release in March. However, after writing a song a day for the first twelve days, things ramped and life got in the way. Those twelve songs took nearly twelve months to develop, produce and record. Only ten made it onto the album. Finally, here is the first single 'I don't think of love anymore', which is a stomping 80s flavoured synth blast. A strong opening track from an album which takes a more moribund, sombre introspective look at itself. Not quite existential but full of what if's and why not's. The ballads are sorrowful and the upbeat tracks have a hint of looking back and wondering why.