A time of endless parties and desperation
“Hot Streets of Hell” is a track from Fox Fagan, showing a twangy, delectably melodic fusing of Americana and rock with chamber-pop, “Hot Streets of Hell” also features Ditch Kurtz on Pedal Steel.
The track’s intro of suave vocals and acoustic strumming is joined quickly by a resonating pedal steel accompaniment, driving thereafter into the hooky backing vocal touch and a devastating piano-laden interlude.
“Written in a time of endless parties and desperation, I found the ability to be okay with myself through this song,” Fox says of the track. “I was a mess, but somehow was still enjoying life to the fullest in Hollywood and meeting some crazy characters along the way. I sat with this song for years and never knew when it would see the light of day. Finally I asked my pedal steel playing friend Ditch Kurtz, who I met while I was touring as bassist in the Chris Shiflett Band in Nashville to play on it. And then it all made sense. This has to be shared with the world this summer, so others can enjoy being okay with their bad selves.”
Originally from Portsmouth, UK, Fox Fagan is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who lived in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Los Angeles.
Fagan is also a member of Teleskopes, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based “shoe-gazing space rock” group whose “expansive sound… abides the old saying ‘go big or go home.'” (Buzzbands LA.)
Released in October 2021, Fagan’s first self-produced solo single, “Gotta Get Out,” was a breakthrough moment, with eclectic forays into psych-rock, chamber-pop, and alternative. The track was featured on radio stations including Hawaii’s KMNO, and Amazing Radio.
Fagan toured Australia this March 2022 with multiple sold-out shows and continues to play shows in the US, with gigs booked in New York and LA. “Hot Streets of Hell” is releasing via Foxtone Records.