Meet Foreign Air. The duo, comprised of Jacob Michael and frontman Jesse Clasen, first crossed paths while playing in different projects, before they both found themselves searching for a new creative outlet. After sharing Dropbox folders of melody ideas and beats, the boys met up in North Carolina, D.C., New York City, and California to write in the same room together.
The result arrives today with the group’s roaring debut single “Free Animal,” premiering exclusively via Billboard.
A transcendent indie rock-meets-electronica tune, “Free Animal” showcases the group’s penchant for forceful guitar and haunting vocals, and fits somewhere between the smart indie pop of Alt-J and the electro-tinged soul of Glass Animals. Expect great things from this powerful new duo, and keep an eye out for their debut EP, dropping in Feb. 2016.