Sunday, April 21 2024

Picture this: a bedroom-born masterpiece that dives headfirst into the aftermath of an acid trip. Well, ‘Inside Out, Outside In,’ by Foreign Flesh is just that! Crafted by the California trio — Connor Obarr (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Torin Quinn (Lead Guitar) and Raymond Amaya (Bass) — Foreign Flesh create a wild fusion of gothic rock, new wave, and post-punk vibes.

Right off the bat, the tight bassline hits you square in the chest, setting the stage for a rollercoaster ride. When the vocals kick in, their music reminds me instantly of The Cure and Sisters of Mercy with the vocals a mix of Robert Smith, Daniel Ash and Gary Numan.

The verse puts me in a hypnotic trance, pulling me into a swirling vortex of lyrics that echo the struggle to grasp reality after being swept away. It has the same effect as listening to ‘Ca Plane Pour Moi’ by Plastic Bertrand, but with less glitter. The chorus is an earworm with catchy shouting vocal harmonies that won’t let go.

Foreign Flesh California Goth Rock Trio

The song’s second verse takes you even deeper into the surreal, capturing that feeling of being stuck in a world that’s just a bit too unreal. But amidst the chaos, the production here is slick, blending those intricate guitar riffs with a bassline that hooks you in for repeat listens.

‘Inside Out, Outside In’ isn’t just music; it’s a ride. It’s about that struggle to make sense of things when everything’s turned on its head. Whether you’re into Bauhaus, Killing Joke or even Joy divison, this track’s got that edgy, immersive vibe that speaks to anyone who’s ever felt a bit lost in the whirlwind of life.

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‘Inside Out, Outside In’ is great song about feeling lost. The music and lyrics take you on a trip to the surreal. We hope to hear more from this goth / alt / punk / rock trio soon!
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Gee Nelson

Gee Nelson has been a musician, producer and songwriter since the '90’s. Besides music Gee loves reading, writing, watching British sitcoms and playing board games. His biggest influences are Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring and Eels. His favourite genre is 90’s and early 00’s (indie) rock.

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