Updated: Oct 9
Back at it again with the feels, Gold Coast siren Erin Foster is breaking hearts with her Sparkly Eyes Technique once more. This time with her latest single, 'Friends,' available now from October 1st. Taking to the home studio one more time, this song came from a personal place and you can hear it:
"I wrote it during a challenging time at uni when I was struggling to feel good enough. It’s a very personal song but I’m also really excited to share it with the world!" - Erin Foster
'Friends,' starring Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and everyone's favourite, Lisa Kudrow, features Erin's trademark sombre synths, surreal soundscapes & enough heartbreak to revive my 2007 emo fringe. Immediately I fell in love with the opening tap of the old black and whites, and then her distorted voice comes in - dusky & husky, it is cracking with vulnerability and emotion. The soundscape opens up to a spacious place with synthesised strings and the main vocal hook. Then it dives full into a 2009 Skins themesong flashback, complete with Tony, Sid, Cassie & Effy to help me with my problems. "I'M COOK! I'M COooOoOOK!"
Have an ear gander and tell me what you think; I genuinely like this song. It gives me the tingles in my hollowed out edgelord centre where once there lived shame and guilt, and now there lives one thing and one thing only. The desire to boogie:
The song was made in collaboration with the Regional Arts Development Fund, which is a partnership between Arts Queensland and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts culture. So there you have it, kiddlywinks. If you want your pockets lined whilst writing a song, go and ask Papa Big Smurf in parliament for some Doge Coins and get good at grant writing. For everyone struggling with busking and carving a name for themselves, grant applications are a big relief. Know that it is cutthroat and ruthless to get a grant, but a lot of up-and-coming artists aren't aware that they're even an option.
Tune into Erin Foster on all your favourite socials, and listen to her incredible stuff on Spotify. She's come a long way sing her iconic track, 'Birthday,' and has honed her peak broody aesthetics seen in the 'Sometimes' re-master. I would like to end this piece with a poem, if I may:
"So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job's a joke, you're broke Your love life's DOA
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but
I'll be there for you" - The Rembrandts