Like the taste of shoegaze first thing in the morning, even when given, a dreampop edge, such is the case with Nashville’s Copperfox latest offering. If like myself you’re new psych-pop freindly quartet, new members Andrew Bottini (bass), and Stephanie Kincheloe (synth, guitar) based in Nashville, began in Portland, OR as a duo comprised of singer Lisa Garcia and guitarist Rory Mohon with a couple of heavier EPs, before moving from Portland to Nashville for their third release, the forthcoming Haunts EP, set for release on February 5th. Meantime the four-piece entertain with new single ‘War horse’.
“War Horse” is the first single from the forthcoming HAUNTS EP about which singer Lisa Garcia says:; “My roots are in the American Southwest so I naturally envisioned that this song takes place in the desert in a sort of wild west scenario. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey was on my mind a lot while writing this EP. This particular song was about that moment when the hero transitions into the unknown — just when fear and doubt set in, a helper appears.”
The new single makes for a wholesome introduction to Copperfox, beguiling the listener with apparent ease, pleased to report, as last outing, the less than impressive ‘Nausea’ the last single, is just betrayed with that country-fied guitar sound which leaves me cold, no matter what. but ‘War Horse’ signals more universal charm perhaps, worked this morning at least. 7.7/10