Foley get a few things off their chests with ‘On My Conscience’.

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The cover of Foley’s debut extended play, ‘On My Conscience’.

Mason Montano, Music Editor

New Zealand singer-songwriter duo Foley, comprised of Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett, are a fresh and exciting new act on the pop music scene.

They first emerged in October 2017 with their debut single, “Settle”, and continued to grow their following over the past two years before releasing their long-awaited debut EP, On My Conscience, in mid-March.

The record is a collection of radio-friendly dance pop tracks that see Foley sharing experiences that weigh heavy on their minds and getting them off of their chests through addictive melodies; catchy hooks; and a fun, carefree attitude that make them perfect for the summer.

The opening track, “Midnight”, is a cute bop with tongue-in-cheek lyrics that describe how nothing good happens after midnight, referring to reckless party behavior; the lead single, “Can’t Help the Way”, is a funky, empowering anthem that emphasizes how important it is to follow your heart and not deny the way you feel about someone, regardless of past conflicts; and the non-single “Party S**t / Misbehaving” is a groovy diss track directed at a cocky, overbearing gentleman caller and my personal favorite track from the EP.

The final two songs; the second single, “Cola”, and the closing track, “Homesick”; are the polar opposite of one another, both sonically and lyrically. The former is an upbeat celebration of cutting out a toxic person from one’s life, while the latter is a stripped-back pop ballad about feeling safe and secure in your lover’s arms in spite of life’s struggles that ends the record on a warm, uplifting note.

With such a strong, cohesive debut project, Foley have established themselves as an act to keep an eye out for, and I’m excited to see what they do next.

On My Conscience is available now across all online and streaming platforms.

Stream On My Conscience on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6i2qfwCxdzaLQPfN34Jctw?si=yx6Tw2NISbuY7gHZAenERQ 

Watch the music video for “Can’t Help the Way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUAwUVw0Rno

The members of Foley, Gabriel Everett (left) and Ash Wallace (right), in the music video for “Can’t Help the Way”.