Foxy Shazam, ‘Holy Touch’ – Song Review
Foxy Shazam are one of the most interesting and original bands on rock radio today. Although they owe their sound to classic rock giants such as Queen and Elton John, the flamboyant sextet flaunt their signature style with every song they put to tape.
After the success of lead single, ‘I Like It,’ off their fourth album, ‘The Church of Rock and Roll,’ the band has released their latest rock ‘n’ roll dance single, ‘Holy Touch.’ The track feels similar to the singles released by the Darkness in support of their ‘Permission to Land’ record, which is not too surprising considering that Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins produced Foxy’s fourth disc. The Darkness also recently took Foxy Shazam on tour with them — check out our review and exclusive photos of the New York show here.
Along with a heavy piano presence, ‘Holy Touch’ is very vocally driven with the use of choir-like recording techniques reminiscent of Queen. Frontman Eric Sean Nally carries the track like a pro with his catchy and campy vocals as well as hitting an incredibly high note in the song’s bridge.
Although there is plenty to analyze in ‘Holy Touch’ such as the sporadic horn sections and lyrics such as “There was a line that I used to walk / I used to cross it just to get them to talk / But I’d regret it if I did or not / ‘Cause I hate both sides,” the song is best enjoyed by letting the song take you away as you’re singing along with the chorus.
Foxy Shazam are currently on a headlining U.S. tour, which will include a stop in Columbus, Ohio, for the Rock on the Range Festival.
Listen to Foxy Shazam, ‘Holy Touch’