Foamboy have just released their new album titled ‘My Sober Daydream’. Electric fuzz in the buzz that is the electric bliss of this sonic daydream fashion the goal of soul with a set of songs meant for the masses.
With electronica as the backdrop the duo of Wil Bakula and Katy Ohsiek leave nothing barred and hold nothing back with voices of angelica and sonic musical bliss left to the imagination but guided by originality.
Foamboy are a Portland-based duo comprised of producer Wil Bakula and vocalist Katy Ohsiek. They met in Salem, OR and worked together for a number of years in the experimental musical collective Chromatic Colors. In this group, Wil and Katy collaborated with a wide variety of instrumentalists, released 2 full-length albums, and graced the stages of many outdoor festivals, bars, and basements. In the events of 2020, Wil and Katy took this time to take on a new project, and Foamboy came to be.
Foamboy’s debut album, My Sober Daydream, is a neat package of jazz-inspired danceable pop with a hyper-personal lyrical edge. Listeners will enjoy influences of disco and funk styles while being reminded of artists like The Internet, Men I Trust, and Thundercat. The lyrics wrangle with topics of identity, relationships, gender dynamics, and late-stage capitalism; the delivery of these lyrics akin to a conversation over the phone with your best friend. Katy’s melodies twist and float over Wil’s rich, synth-centric soundscapes.
Featured image by Nathan Schmidlin.