Foster The People is back and better than ever. After the band's breakout hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” fans have been waiting three years for more material, and we have been wondering what they can bring to the table to surpass that initial success.
Well, FTP has more than delivered in its sophomore album, Supermodel. With standout tracks like “Coming of Age,” “Best Friend” and “Pseudologia Fantastica,” fans will want to pick up a copy. There are also some tracks that haven’t been made into singles -- they are truly worth a listen.
The melody in opening track “Are You Where You Want to Be?” has a pop/techno feel to it. With lyrics such as, “With all these things I wait for revolution/These things ask the biggest question to me/And it's are you what you want to be,” this song will definitely have you singing along without really realizing it.
“Ask Yourself” has to be my favorite track off Supermodel that hasn’t been made into a single. The band sings, “Is this the life you've been waiting for?/Or are you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more,” making you step back and analyze your ambitions and goals in life. The melody and beat almost hide the lyrics' meaning, but once you understand it, there is no going back.
In “A Beginners Guide To Destroying The Moon,” the lyrics overpower the music in the background. The words take center stage, which makes this track powerful: “Yeah we’ve been crying for a leader to speak like the old prophets/The blood of the forgotten wasn’t spilled without a purpose, or was it?”
The tenth track, “The Truth,” is Supermodel's hidden gem. “I've been searching for directions and/I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs/There is a hope for the hopeless, I can promise you that” -- this infusion of lyrics and melody is genius!
Foster The People is breaking bridges, embarking on a revolutionary path. Fans everywhere are more than enchanted. The entire album is very well made; the lyrics are mind blowing, the track flow is fluid, and the message is positive.
Needless to say, FTP did it yet again; even the 33 seconds-long “The Angelic Welcome Of Mr. Jones” is amazing!