His third studio album and one that took two and a half years to be a complete and impressive body of work, the story of “Adsum” is one that demonstrates the importance of music and how putting emotions through music and lyrics has become a vital necessity for Fox Nigon. This album features 10 tracks that weave together elements of pop, rock, electronic sounds, jazz, reggae, blues, folk, and other genres imbued with insightful and profound lyrics, all born from Nigon’s introspective journey of self-discovery and modern word observations.
A captivating collection of eclectic music, Fox indeed proves that versatile music can be enjoyed in a variety of settings. Fox draws inspiration from the environment, leadership, love and heartbreak, and wars, and hopes to create an album that is both raw and genuine. With a fierce passion for storytelling and a talent for getting to the heart of his music, this album is something you can never forget!
10 tracks make up this project, with the ever-changing writing style of Nigon shining brightly throughout this impressively eclectic collection. Featuring unforgettable songwriting journeys like “Mister Fear, a tuneful reggae-jazz that calls out powerful government entities, this tune celebrates Nigon’s distinctive set-up and storytelling.
“Mister Fear” is a superb blending of classic jazzy melody and production strength that ultimately raises the bar higher.
The many arrangements in the ‘feel-good’ hopeful track, “Good Vibes With You,” have that electro-pop feel, club-ready grooves, a beautifully haunting vocal performance, and a clear degree of passion driving things in the right direction.
The single “Save The Bees” about environmental protection serves as a worthy example of Nigon’s artistry; simple and striking in its color and groove, flanked by thought-provocative and deeply meaningful observations.
“Today’s the Day” is also a reflective thinker that challenges humanity to be more alive to the needs of the environment and climate change with Fox achieving a fine balance between dance-pop and subtle rock with an unmistakable devotion and heart at his core.
Making an emphatic impression on the emotional track “My Girl”, Nigon’s vocal talents are unquestionable, and he comes off sincere, demonstrating his knack for radio-friendly songs.
The incredible “Drink Their Tears” is one of the shortest songs on the record at just 2 minutes and 58 seconds, but good God is it absolute perfection. This tune and “A Day After” talk about war and peace.
These are the kind of songs that never perish. They’re not just songs, but the voices of millions. There is no winning in war, there’s only losing. These tracks will grow on to become one of the greatest songs of all time because they will still be relevant a decade from today as they are now!
I want more music like “No No No,” with big artists calling out our society and the evils being perpetuated by those in power who are supposed to make things right but go on to commit atrocities, and the ordinary folks end up suffering.
The biggest thing I took away from “Adsum” was simply how fantastic it is from a full album perspective and just how Fox Nigon isn’t afraid to stretch the genre boundaries in order to come up with a distinct and genre-defying sound that has an across-the-board appeal.
Special mentions go to British producer Matt Butler, who assisted in production, as well as Paul Mc Cartney, Madness, Kool And The Gang, and Tears for Tears. Also, Rob Butler, who was involved in vocal production, and the 3 studios where this album was recorded; Mysound, Studio 110, and The Stone House!
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