Review – FoOlish

Album: Table for Four
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Genre: Reggae/Rock

Montreal’s ambitious “vanilla reggae” trio, FoOlish, is bringing the heat with Table for Four, their debut album. Having performed at the Montreal Ska Fest, Quebec Ska Fest, and, most recently, the Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest, FoOlish’s 10-track debut mixes only the best of rock and reggae together into a modern and fresh sound.

Opening track “Would You Love Me?” evokes FoOlish’s bass-heavy, honeyed reggae vibes: summery to its core, its slow-swaying lyricism paired with the easy rhythm makes for both easy-listening and a commercially appealing hit. That being said, however, Table for Four isn’t confined to one sound—from to the sassy, Blues-inspired “No Shoes” to the slow, gritty feel of “Better Man”, FoOlish prove not only their strong sound but their diversity.

An album about “spreading love, overcoming addiction, making positive changes, and losing your shoes”, Table for Four is the feel-good reggae album of the summer.

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