Pop duo Foley discuss the complexities of young love with their slick new single “Stranger”.
The two New Zealanders Ashleigh Wallace and Gabriel Everett capture the heart of millennial pop with their cleverly crafted melodies, inescapable chorus and glossy sonic beat, and now they cement this edict with the release of their new single “Stranger”.
Stemming from an act of betrayal, “Stranger” discusses the struggle to understand how the ones we love can hurt us the most. Ashleigh sings “I don’t recognise ya, you’re not who you used to be”, before embracing the importance of moving forward and accepting change as an inevitable part of reality.
The duo told us the inspiration behind the release is “In the complex landscape of young love, ‘Stranger’ narrates the struggle to reconcile who we are before, and after, a pivotal relationship in our history”.
Combining their mutual love for pop music, the pair created Foley to protest the standard model of two-piece acts being pigeonholed into one vocalist and one producer. Instead, the band craft each song equally, with neither party playing a bigger role than the other.
With over 200,000 streams and a slot at New Zealand’s largest New Years festival Rhythm & Vines for two consecutive years, Foley are paving the way for empowered post-modern pop.