Xavier Feugray, the creative force behind FORAY, is no stranger to the music scene. Influenced by grunge, electro, and iconic French musicians like Leonard Cohen, Brassens, Gainsbourg, and Timber Timbre, his solo career began in 2015 under the name NORD. With the release of his first EP, "L'amour s'en va", he quickly garnered attention from radio stations and the press.
In 2018, after an unexpected turn of events, NORD transformed into FORAY, and Feugray released "Grand TurnOver" under the Columbia label. Although the album remained somewhat under the radar, it received praise from his dedicated fan base. With the support of his touring team, FORAY embarked on a series of performances, including appearances at the Francofolies festivals in La Rochelle and Montreal, the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges, Paroles & Musiques, Alors Chante!, and opening acts for renowned artists such as The Do, Pomme, Izia, Cali, Laura Cahen, Louise Attaque, Julien Doré, and Katerine.
FORAY's latest single takes listeners on an introspective journey, inviting them to confront the truth and its complexities. The acoustic ambiance of the song provides a false sense of serenity, cleverly juxtaposed with the rawness of emotions conveyed. The delicate yet powerful string arrangements tug at the heartstrings, while the drum beats infuse the track with an irresistible groove that holds us captive until the very end.
At its core, the single serves as a battle cry against depression, a poignant struggle faced by many. It delves into the experience of feeling disconnected from one's own self, consistently questioning everything, and ultimately succumbing to a state of paralysis and a longing to escape the pain. FORAY encapsulates this emotional journey through heartfelt lyrics and a musical composition that both captures the weight of the struggle and offers a glimpse of hope.