Riff: Foals – “Stepson”

Feb 12, 2013

Step by aching stepson/And you fall into the blue/And you fall into the blue/Oh, I’m coming down for you

from Stepson lyrics by Foals

Dominated by a wave of finger-snapping percussion, “Stepson” kicks off the comedown that permeates the climax of the album with a sparse and echo-laden production, reminiscent of The xx, accompanied by a vague yet strangely emotive reflection on a challenging parental relationship.

  • John J Castellano

    We had the good fortune of catching this band in salt lake city the other night and they blew us away. Excellent! most excellent. Look forward to many more years of this band. keep it together and good luck!

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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