When you turn on a King of Foxes tune, it’s a safe bet that the skies will open and alien aircraft will appear, the ark of the covenant will descend before ye, and all of your childhood pets will arise from the dead. Also, you’ll probably hear an indie alternative artist whose undeniably catchy tunes have led her to share the stage with artists such as the Barenaked Ladies, Sam Roberts Band, Mother Mother, and Coeur de Pirate.
Fronted by singer-songwriter Olivia Street, King of Foxes has released two critically acclaimed albums. Salt & Honey was a favourite at CKUA radio, earning the #42 spot on the station’s Top 100 Albums of 2019. Her third full-length album, titled Twilight of the Empire, is slated for release in September 2022. Recorded over the course of the pandemic, in a basement with beige shag carpet on the walls and a Wurlitzer in the closet, Twilight of the Empire represents a clear evolution in her incisive creativity. Street’s lyrics have been described as being filled with “purpose and understanding.” It’s a thread she continues to weave into her latest work.