Foxtrott – A Taller Us
Available on CD and Vinyl
HFoxtrott – A Taller Us
Foxtrott follows up the incredibly well-received debut singles ‘Driven’ and ‘Shaky Hands’ with her debut LP A Taller Us, released on CD, 12″ vinyl and download.
Foxtrott is the sole musical domain of one Marie-Hélène Delorme – a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from French-speaking Montreal. Originally releasing remixes and supplying beats for other local talents, she broke cover as Foxtrott with her 2012 debut, Shields – an emotionally arresting three-track EP. “I was making a lot of beats and stuff, but I needed to express something deeper’ she says of Foxtrott’s early gestation.
Profile shows like those at Pop Montreal and M For Montreal followed in 2013, and in their wake came attention from Noisey, NME, Elle, Brooklyn Vegan and Line of Best Fit, all flagging Foxtrott as “One to Watch”.
Of the creative impulses steering the record, Marie-Helene explains, “A Taller Us came from a desire for growth, the realisation that one can only become “taller” by embracing the “smaller”, more vulnerable parts. Only by diving into ourselves and facing our fears, anxieties and wounds, can we really step out of ourselves to be able to truly give. The songs on this record are very personal, almost like an autobiography of my young adulthood. Exploring themes like love, separation, family, spirituality, doubt, fear, I wrote it in the most emotionally earnest way possible, as a way to heal, and also hoping that it would resonate. I strongly believe we, human beings, are not different, and often, the hyper-personal touches the universal.”
“This record is my first humble musical offering to the world, making it has been a significant passage in my life. I hope you enjoy it!” – Foxtrott
2. Beyond Our Means
4. Untake Me
5. Mountains Rose Again
10. Shaky Hands
11. Heads Under Water