In their flurry of a tour to Austin and back for SXSW, Foxtrot & the Get Down dropped the video for their discofied rocker “Battered & Blue,” and you’re 100% guaranteed to feel good after you watch it. Whether it’s meant to make you laugh or not, you will anyway. This video feels like Foxtrot is finally ready to cut loose and change up their sound a little bit, because this take probably wasn’t what anyone was expecting when they heard the song — and that’s definitely a good thing. No matter what creative direction Foxtrot has taken with their work, they’ve all been received by listeners incredibly well.
The cinematography behind “Battered & Blue” is a stark contrast to their second most recent video, “Down & Out,” which featured an action movie plot and exquisitely shot and edited scenes. What we have here is one take of drummer Jimmy Iovine dancing in a mink coat through the entirety of the song. Continue reading →