Here’s The Key, Don’t Lose It – FXRRVST (New Music Video)
FXRRVST (pronounced Forest) have just dropped a beautifully introspective new video for their single “Here’s The Key, Don’t Lose It”, the first single off their upcoming EP. From the first few bars, I thought this was going to be a sad song, but it’s subtly optimistic, notable not only for its choice of a refrain instead of a chorus, but also the clever, confessional wordplay Fxrrvst employs throughout the song. Despite the lack of conventional song structure, the message behind the song rightfully takes centre stage as the vocalist lays bare mental health struggles. The lyrics are beautiful enough to be a poem on their own, and when you add in those intricate guitar motifs, weaving in and out of the story, you’ve got something really special. The video is at the same time, very simple yet very powerful, allowing you to soak in the lyrical thematics right until the end, when you realize the message behind everything you’ve been seeing. This all comes together to make for quite the emotional three and half minutes.
Although 2020 has been anything but typical for most citizens of the world, Toronto-based indie-rock duo FXRRVST chose to use the atypical circumstances to their advantage.
As the pandemic hit in the earlier part of the year, the band issued Dear Friend; Part 1, a dynamic, radio-friendly release that spawned three singles, “Bad Things”, “This Rough Patch”, and “Anxiety”, racking up over 317,000 plays on Spotify.
And now, FXRRVST (pronounced “forest”), who have earned comparisons to Paramore and Tegan & Sara, returns in November with Dear Friend; Part 2, a new EP that serves to both continue the path laid out on Part 1 while also pushing the duo into new territory. Click below to watch the first video off the upcoming EP!