Single Review: FOE – Cold Hard Rock

By on Monday, 9th January 2012 at 12:00 pm

FOE is in for a seriously good 2012 as things look at the moment: the album ‘Bad Dream Hotline’ is set to be released on the 16th of January, and has already been well received by critics. This song is the lead single from the record, and the way it starts epitomizes the ballsy rock ‘n’ roll edge that you can come to expect from FOE’s Hannah Clark. ‘Cold Hard Rock’ is a perfect mix of Hannah’s girl next door charm and her dream inspired lyrics: “I saw my lover take another / on the cold hard rock”.

Clark’s dark poetry is inspired by her night terrors and ‘Cold Hard Rock’ capitalizes on these experiences with the slow, dark, childlike tinkling in the background, to add to the singles eeriness. The chorus has a beautiful change of pace to it and gives the song an added depth before morphing back into the androgynous beast of the slower paced verse.

It’s a truly inspired effort from one of music’s rising stars, who inexplicably missed out on the Sound of 2012 poll.


‘Cold Hard Rock’, the new single from FOE, is out today.


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