Isn’t it something when a song can speak volumes to you (regardless of the familiarity of the language it’s being played in)? This was my revelation from earlier in the week when I was introduced to Foeme, an independent rock band from Mexico City. I find it kind of ironic that even though my Mexican roots run deep in my mother’s side of the family, I’d never really been exposed to traditional Mexican music, let alone anything modern and authentic as that of Foeme. But at last, aforementioned exposition and I have met and formed a musical friendship.
Foeme released their official video for “El Fin Del Mundo” in early November, which has since quickly made waves in the realms of the interweb. The song starts off with that favorite-old-record-buzz to it, slow and melodic, quickly transcending into an instrumental fiesta of horns, spastic drum hits, and resonating bass riffs. “El fin del mundo” translates to “the end of world”, which can be heard throughout the chorus physically, but somewhat metaphorically, as well. Following in suit, the video itself sets a somber tone, shot entirely in a single room and in all black and white.
My biggest regret after listening over and over again to “El fin Del Mundo” was that I didn’t pay as much attention in my language aspects of high school curriculum as I should have. There’s a message to be heard in this song, no doubt, but all I can take away personally is what the music is saying. And those horns…..they said it all for me.
Go give Foeme’s “El Fin Del Mundo” as listen for yourselfbelow and let your own interpretational imagination run wild!
In the words of Foeme, “cheers and tacos”, Vinyl readers!
Samantha Gilder is a native of Saint Simons Island. She attended Georgia Southern University for a brief stint where she studied Journalism, and although she became your statistical “college dropout”, she strives to pursue her goals with the best of them. Growing up, music and writing were the top two most influential things in her life; fast forward to the present and their roles in her life are just as prominent, with the only (major) differences being that now she is not only a writer but a mother. She has eternal love in her heart for her daughter. She bartends at a local coffee shop/café/pub where (lucky for her) the appreciation for music is equally shared between her employers and co-workers.