Temples guitarist Adam Smith has announced details of his new solo project Foxette Moxy, sharing lead single “Medicine” along with b-side “What’s Youth, Papa?”.
For new songs, Smith continues to add to the dreamy psychedelia of Temples.
“Medicine” is a song that follows the conversation between a doctor and his patient,” explains Smith, “As a hypochondriac, I thought it was a good thing to write. It’s a melancholy track with a silly guitar solo and it’s both a soft attack. pharmaceutical industry as a love song.
And he continued: “What is Youth, Pope?’ It was one of many experiments in using literary techniques to write songs. The song takes its source material from Italo Calvino’s ‘Italian Folktales’ and ended up sounding a bit like Syd Barrett, for better or worse. worse.”
These songs were self-recorded at various locations, one of which was a haunted house in Rutland, and more Foxette Moxy releases are expected in the near future.
This is the first solo material from Smith, who joined psych rockers Kettering Temples in 2013, before the band’s debut album “Sun Structures” was released the following year.
Temples published “Exotico”, his fourth studio album, in April of this year. Produced by Sean Ono Lennon, the album featured the singles “Cicada” and “Gamma Rays”.
Smith is not the first member of the band to embark on a solo career, as bassist T Walmsley released his first solo EP “Viva Lost Wages” in late 2022.