For multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Billy Fox, effortlessly bringing electronic and R&B influences together in making an utterly fresh and contemporary sound is a clear strength.
The last five years has seen the Sydney artist establish himself as a popular and formidable presence on the Australian scene, a presence he reinforces this month with the release of new single, ‘Neighbourhood’.
Following on from the release of ‘Hurry Up and Crush Me’ in February, Billy Fox delivers a lush and spirited new cut that demonstrates his knack for production but also a great use of musical tone and mood.
Recorded between Billy’s home studio in Sydney and Studios 301, ‘Neighbourhood’ builds upon bright synths and percussion, while Billy’s vocals exude velvety R&B goodness, akin to artists like Jarryd James and RY X. The soundscape he creates here is an immersive one where alt-pop and this R&B/electronic fusion meets with ease.
First emerging onto the scene in 2016, Billy has been developing his sound on stages around all the country, drawing praise from tastemakers (both Australian and international), impressing with his dynamism and songwriting talent.
Vocal inspiration points and references to the likes of Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and James Blake speak to the range and versatility of Billy’s vocals; however his vision for the craft of his music has remained very much in his own lane.
As well as his own successes as a headliner, Billy has supported the likes of Glass Animals, The Aston Shuffle, Tash Sultana and more. An accomplished collaborator and songwriter outside of his own music, Billy has accrued numerous writing credits with artists including Jerome Blaze, Hein Cooper, Mookhi, and Kid Fiction.