Explore Forevr’s ominous ‘Columbus’ from their upcoming debut album(s)

The first thing to note about FOREVR is that they are not playing. Announcing their debut albums (yes plural), Classics and Death Is a Miracle, first single ‘Columbus’ and an accompanying shockingly good video. Forevr are an intricate force to be reckoned with, they are not doing anything on a whim. After extensively playing all over Brisbane in 2016, supporting the likes of PVT and Explosions In The Sky – they holed up in Tasmania, got two new band members and pumped out two albums. They have a plan and it’s to lead you into the digital doom soundscape of Forevr.

‘Columbus’ is the first single and video from Classics and it’s a doozy. The crystalline vocals of Sam George-Allen guide you through the somewhat indescribable soundscape. Little truly can be gained from trying to put to paper some of the sounds, often they sound frighteningly familiar like domestic quirks, the clink of a glass, metal on metal, yet all eaten and spat out by computers and harnessed for the audio potential.

‘Columbus’ is simply a song you must listen to, preferably with the video to receive the distinct feeling of delayed shock. The song and video clip was inspired by the story of Hoisington, Kansas which experienced a freak tornado in 2001, that destroyed 1/3 of the town while the high school prom was going on. The students inside were entirely unaware until the end of their night. The video, created by Mia Forrest, makes use of 90s debutantes and prom goers as the wholesome clips are edited to evoke a sense of uncanny that perfectly complements the track. Forevr’s first clip and single is a precise creation, thundering and ominous through its intricacies of expert electronic production, eerie vocals and spot on visuals.

Forevr’s debut albums will be released on the 11th of August, available for preorder now on the band’s Bandcamp and will be available digitally and on vinyl. Classics will feature tracks closer to the band’s shoegaze origins and Death is a Miracle will explore their foray into dance music, which takes influences from 90s techno, 00’s pop and R&B. In the lead up to the debut albums, check out Forevr‘s previous release Demonstration and Shoegazer on their Bandcamp.

WORDS BY LLOYD CRACKETT

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