Los Angeles based and Seattle born, Indie Dance-Rock band Joe Fox & The Frantics came together in 2016 as a new creative outlet for singer and songwriter Joe Fox and producer/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Edwards.
Their collaborative project blends elements of Indie, Pop, and British Alternative as they offer up a fresh take on indie-rock.
In their most recent single, “Bewitched,” we are summoned into dark waves of a progressive blend that borders Alternative Rock, and Indie-Pop. The boisterous presentation of Joe Fox & The Frantics has us falling into a gritty performance of buoyant energy. In the unruly, depth that they provide, it’s hard to not get lost in their charismatic personas.
Fluently providing an ominous atmosphere of shadowy sounds trickling through your speakers, we adore the reverberated vocalization that emits a vigor of their own. Paying admiration to the revitalizing tenors that are developed in their influential genres of choice, each robust guitar riff, rhythmic bass pluck, and colossal drum hit, molds the universe reflected upon in, “Bewitched.”
As Joe Fox & The Frantics serve listeners teeth sinking experience through the music that they create, they place emphasis on the images they portray, while their sound embodies their tantalizing quintessence in the kingdom of brazen smugness.
Moving along to, “Bewitched,” becomes second nature when it comes on for the second time around. Invading your minds with animated environments of mid-tempo goodness, the spirit of their unapologetic zest lurks in your thoughts for time to come. It’s only a matter of time before the word gets out, and Joe Fox & The Frantic kicks it up, yet another notch.
Congratulations on your latest release, “Bewitched.” What inspired the creative concept behind this single?
The concept of this single was to push the band creatively into new places. Our early singles have been very much rooted in garage rock. With Bewitched I wanted to combine indie rock elements with elements of disco and pop which I’m also a fan of.
In your own words, what does this song mean to you? What are you hoping that your listeners take away from it?
I think Bewitched comes from a very personal place with regards to how I am in relationships. I’m both a hopeless romantic and a bit of a relationship cynic. The song is all about being compelled to fall in love with someone even when your brain doesn’t think you should. I hope people can relate and see themselves and their relationships in the story of Bewitched.
What musical and non-musical inspiration do you carry forth into the music that you create?
I carry a lot of different musical and non-musical inspirations into the creative process. I grew up in a blue-collar family, so I’m always inspired by my family and friends' work ethic. I’m musically inspired by artists that are bold and self-assured. Bands like The Killers and Arctic Monkeys, and other artists like Dua Lipa and The Weeknd. I always want to try to be as adventurous in my writing as the bands I look up to.
With every artist being different, do you have a favorite part of the creative process that you enjoy the most?
I think the thing I most enjoy about the creative process is collaboration. I write and record with Aaron Edwards and Corey Walles. They’re both talented writers and multi-instrumentalists who I’m lucky to call friends. I love working with them, learning from them, and becoming a better musician. I could never write and record alone because I crave the community and collaboration that comes with being a part of a group.
What can we expect to see next from you?
Coming up next for Joe Fox & The Frantics is more music and music videos until it’s safe for us to play shows again. We just today approved the mix for our next single Smoke Show which was mixed by the amazingly talented Billy Bush (Neon Trees, Muse) and will be releasing this May.