‘Diamonds’ is the brand new synth-filled single from Tel Aviv-based producer and indie-musician Yoav Yariv, who performs under the moniker of Foe. Having quit his job a year ago to pursue his musical ambitions, we at Indie Top 39 think that he undoubtedly made the right call! ‘Diamonds’ is a dreamy, ethereal, and expertly layered tune that features the airy vocals of Dutch musician Alina Valentine. It’s truly a match made in heaven, and the pair have crafted an absolutely cracking synthpop masterpiece.
Likening his sound to acts like MGMT, Night Club, Depeche Mode, and Empathy Test, Foe admits that he’s still pretty new to the whole music game. “I spent hours trying to make a specific chord progression work with a melody I came up with. I failed miserably.” He kept at it though, and ultimately, created ‘Diamonds’, a shining tribute to the artists who inspire him to be better.
Dripping with synthy goodness, ‘Diamonds’ is a rich and dreamy tune that we just can’t get enough of! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
The idea for ‘Diamonds’ came to me one night while I was watching a YouTube video about music composition and trying to follow along. I spent hours trying to make a specific chord progression work with a melody I came up with. I failed miserably. This experience (and many other like it) made me appreciate how long the road to making good music truly is. I realized that those artists who walk the road and reach its end are truly special. I wanted to write a song about my journey and how these talented artists inspire me to try and be better in each release.
What inspired you to share the song with the world?
From my perspective, if I like it, there must be at least 1 other person in the world who will like it as well. Don’t they deserve to hear it? In any case, I prefer having things released rather than “inside the drawer”. It can only fit so many songs.
What does success mean to you?
Feeling that the current song I’m working on is better on multiple levels than the previous one I released. For example, it has better melodies, lyrics and sound. Another big thing for me is being able to work with talented people. So if someone who has done great work that I love (in either production, mixing, or singing) is willing to work on a song I wrote it is a true win!
What would your life be like without music?
I would assume pretty similar actually. Only much much sadder with a pinch of hopelessness.
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