Fleet Foxes is a Seattle-based Indie folk band that boasts a most original sound with poetic lyrics and raw vocals. Formed in 2006, Fleet Foxes is comprised of Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo and Morgan Henderson. Together they create some of the most beautiful folk music I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Here is a look at five of the best songs by Fleet Foxes yet.
“White Winter Hymnal”
Few folk songs can compare to the pristine beauty that can be found in “White Winter Hymnal.” From the harmonious vocals to the earthy, alluring sound of the instrumental component, “White Winter Hymnal” is a treasure to the ears. This was the first song I ever heard by Fleet Foxes, and I was amazed by the band’s musical talent that is so obvious in this song.
“Mykonos” is Fleet Foxes’ great treasure. The song has definite mystique to it, and the first time I listened to it I was hooked immediately. This song has been playing on my mp3 player for the better part of the last two years, and it gets better with each listen. This song has a unique sound, lyrics straight off the pages of a book, and harmony sent from the heavens. “Mykonos” shows off Fleet Foxes’ talent at its best. For added entertainment value, be sure to check out the music video for “Mykonos.”
Another magnificent song by Fleet Foxes is “Grown Ocean.” From beginning to end, this song is a delight to listen to. From the hypnotic beat and memorable lyrics to the lovely music video, “Grown Oceans” shows how diverse Fleet Foxes can truly be.
“Blue Ridge Mountains”
“Blue Ridge Mountains” is one of Fleet Foxes most widely praised songs, and for good reason. One listen to this song and you will want to visit the Blue Ridge mountains along the Appalachian trail. This lyrics and vocals are simply beautiful and when combined with Fleet Foxes’ instrumental genius, you have one amazing song.
“Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”
Last but not least, “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” is simply magical. The lyrics tell a lovely story, while the incomparable instrumentals and delicious vocals increase the intensity of the song. This song is among the most beautiful folk songs I have ever had the delight of listening to.
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