We have another exclusive premiere for you and it’s a scorcher. We are presenting to you Calum Foad’s new single and lyric video, titled “Rollercoaster”. The catchy track is the follow-up to his previous single “You & I” which created quite the storm last year.
Calum Foad is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Reading. He has been working hard at his career for a number of years, and at the age of 19 he dropped his debut EP, titled Flaws, completely self-funded – this happened after he was inspired by rock music and sent the tracks he had written to Enter Shikari’s producer, Dan Weller, who worked with Calum Foad on the EP. This led him to reach out to US producer Marc McCluskey (Bad Religion, Weezer), who also took a liking to what he heard; he invited Calum Foad to New York, and the results were “You & I” and “Rollercoaster”. He is currently working towards the release of a debut album.
Talking about his music and himself as an artist, Calum Foad said: “I’m a fan of everything from heavy rock to grime and drum ‘n’ bass, and always thought that pop music was my guilty pleasure, but then I realised that, actually, it’s not a guilty pleasure at all. I love pop music! When I go into the studio to record a song, pop is what naturally comes out. Anyone who says they don’t love pop music can’t be trusted, as far as I’m concerned. If you hear the first chords of ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepson and don’t crack a smile, then frankly you’re not quite human.”
This new song, “Rollercoaster”, is extremely catchy from the get-go, with Calum Foad easily pouring his heart and soul into the song itself. It has an air of The 1975 to it, with the lyrical passion of Lorde. The lyrics paint a metaphorical rollercoaster ride that suggests that he doesn’t know where he’s going or why he is on it but he’s going to make the most of it.
As for the lyric video, it’s sensual throughout with a woman silhouetted in most of the scenes. Words appear on technical screens, from a television to a mobile phone, and at times the words physically jump out of the said screens. It’s all hypnotic and dream-like, almost as if we’re all on an underground rollercoaster with neon lights blurring our vision.
Watch Calum Foad’s Lyric Video To “Rollercoaster” Here:
“Rollercoaster” is set to be available to download and stream on 27 July 2018. Calum Foad is set to return to the US soon so that he can continue working on new songs.