Foxygen share song from ‘A Happy Balance’

Foxygen share "Be Yourself" from 'A Happy Balance'. The band continue their lengthy tour, tomorrow night in New York City. Foxygen's 'Hang' LP is now out.
Photo by Cara Robbins

“Be Yourself,” by Foxygen, is from the upcoming Amazon Original Special, An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance. Beginning March 24, the Amazon Music Original song will be available exclusively to download and stream on Amazon Music—both Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Listen to “Be Yourself” by Foxygen ahead of its release, at https://soundcloud.com/amazon-music/foxygen-be-yourself/s-VPRE6. Written by band members Sam France and Jonathan Rado, “Be Yourself” was recorded on analog equipment to fit with the era of the special.

“We love the ‘70s, and we remember the dolls from when we were growing up, so we felt we were right for the job. We wrote our song inspired by ‘70s television show theme songs. It is also a special song because it is the only Foxygen song so far to feature (Foxygen co-founder Jonathan) Rado on lead vocals in the first verse,” explained Sam France.

As a reminder, indie rockers, Best Coast, released “Christmas and Everyday” for the Amazon Original holiday special, An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas, receiving pickup in Stereogum, SPIN, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and more last December.

An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance is the third American Girl Amazon Original Special featuring an Amazon Music Original song. The live-action special is set in 1976 San Francisco and centers on Ivy Ling (Nina Lu, BUNK’D), a 10-year-old Chinese-American girl who struggles with finding a balance between her two cultural identities: Chinese and American. With her family’s Chinese traditions and obligations, she wishes to be like her all-American best friend, Julie Albright (Hannah Nordberg, General Hospital). The special also stars Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime) and Lance Lim (School of Rock). An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership.

Foxygen begins their 2017 tour next week prior to the release of “Be Yourself,” in support of their new album, Hang, released in January on Jagjaguwar.

2017 Foxygen Tour:

·3/24/2017 New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/ Sunflower Bean, Purr
·3/25/2017 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club w/ Gabriella Cohen
·3/26/2017 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ Gabriella Cohen
·3/28/2017 Toronto, ON – Opera House w/ Gabriella Cohen
·3/30/2017 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/ Gabriella Cohen
·3/31/2017 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/01/2017 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/02/2017 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/04/2017 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/05/2017 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/07/2017 San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/ Gabriella Cohen, Kingdom Of Not
·4/08/2017 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre w/ Gabriella Cohen, Kingdom Of Not
·4/09/2017 Santa Ana, CA – When We Were Young Festival – The Observatory w/ Morrissey
·4/11/2017 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/13/2017 Dallas, TX – Trees w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/14/2017 Austin, TX – The Mohawk w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/15/2017 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/17/2017 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks w/ Gabriella Cohen
·04/18/2017 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/19/2017 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel w/ Gabriella Cohen
·4/20/2017 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Gabriella Cohen
·5/23/2017 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
·5/24/2017 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
·5/25/2017 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
·5/26/2017 George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
·5/27/2017 George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
·5/28/2017 George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
·7/14/2017 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
·7/15/2017 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
·7/16/2017 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
·7/28/2017 New York, NY – Panorama Music & Arts Festival w/ Mitski
·8/02/2017 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
·8/04/2017 St. Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival
·8/04/2017 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
·8/05/2017 St. Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival
·8/05/2017 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
·8/06/2017 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
·8/31/2017 Lamer Tree Gardens, UK – End of the Road
·9/01/2017 Lamer Tree Gardens, UK – End of the Road
·9/02/2017 Lamer Tree Gardens, UK – End of the Road
·9/03/2017 Lamer Tree Gardens, UK – End of the Road