I guess a lot of people just don’t understand with my choice of songs recently…. if you’ve been updating yourself about this blog (perasan~) yes, I have come to like Foster the People recently. Funny how the story begin when I first heard their song, which is the all-time-famous Pumped Up Kicks…. I was like “what the hell la with this song? do they really wanna sing or not?”. My first impression was that it was a weird song and I’m not gonna like it. Every time the song is aired on radio I would spontaneously change to other radio station. Without any doubt I tell ya. To top it off, Qeeda said they sang the song like they were on drugs or something (substance abuse, LMAO)
As I kept on unintentionally listening the song, finally on one fine day…. I listen to the song from the start to the end and I like it! No. I love it! I started to look for the music video just to see the faces of the band (and oh dear….Mark Foster is 70% handsome LOL). I downloaded two of the songs in their album, Torches which were Halena Beat and Houdini and they suited my taste. From there on, I love the band. ^^
I searched for their website, I added them on twitter and mentioned them every time I listened to their songs, I ‘paste’ their MV on my fb wall, I made them as my desktop background (lame~), I look for their performances on youtube and I even bought their album! (well, technically it was my friend who bought it for me).
What is so special about this band? That I came to love it? Well, basically nothing special. Some of my friends said their songs are sucks but… I don’t know, I think their songs suits my taste. Their songs has become my eargasm while I’m studying, jogging, driving or just to hang out and relax…LMAO.
Foster the People is an indie band formed in California. The members are Mark Foster (I think he’s the leader…well,obviously the name of the band is Foster), Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink. A little about this band (I wikied them….hehe)… Mark Foster originally named his band Foster & the People, but people misheard it as “Foster the People”. Eventually, he took to the nurturing image it evoked of “taking care” of the people, so the name stuck.
Ok, now the real reasons that I’m stuck to love this band are
1. Apart from Mark Foster is 70% handsome….haha… he was so, so, so, so… amazing! I fall in love with him (well, in music-kinda-way) when I first saw he performed on Late Show With David Letterman along with the band. OMG, he played guitar, then synthesizer keyboard, percussion, and of course his the main vocal. He also knows how to play piano, drums and programming . He looked so cool when he switches one instrument to another for each song. I was like… waw~ cool gila dia tahu main semua tu….. And then I decided that he is 100% hot…hahaha
2. Each song they used different vocal. What I mean is that they sang in different kinda way. Example for Pumped Up Kicks they used vocal as if they were drugged or something (kata Qeeda), in Houdini they used high pitch voice like the “old bands” at the end part of the song, Waste and I Would Do Anything For You they used soft, romantic-in-their-own-way vocal, and Life On The Nickle and Call It What You Want didn’t fail to amaze me as well
3. Of course each song has different trademark sound and you’ll able to identify these unique sound that they use with each song
I’m 100% no good about music. My knowledge about this thing is freaking little that I should feel embarrass to have posted about this band in my blog…but this is the only way I can describe about their songs whereby I am limited to use words like “song”, “unique sound” as in to describe different instruments they used to produce that unique sound and “different vocal” as in to describe different voices they used for each song”
Can’t wait for next album ^^