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MUSIC MONDAY: Foster the People: Supermodel

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at USF chapter.

Three years after their hit single “Pumped Up Kicks” went on air, Foster the People came back with their newest album “Supermodel”. Half of the music on their first album “Torches” was licensed. If you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries you probably heard them a lot during the show. In 2011, Billboard listed Foster’s “Pumped Up Kicks” as the number six song of the year (out of ten) with 3.84 million copies sold of the single.

For fans of Foster the People, the good news is that the new album has a similar sound to their previous one. It has a familiar beat, but the new songs are edgier. What separates this album from the previous is that all of the new songs are more uniform in sound, whereas in “Torches” each song was a surprise (compare “Pumped Up Kicks” to “Helena Beat” to “Life on the Nickel”). However, “Supermodel” has a funky tone with more instruments and a fun tune.

If anything, “Supermodel” is another chilled out album produced by Foster the People, and the perfect album to have out while hanging out at the pool, tanning at the beach, or relaxing over the summer!

Foster the People is a unique band because, unlike many mainstream bands, they sound great live. If you love their music, watching them play is a real treat. They’ve announced their tour dates and, luckily, they are coming to Florida for one day! Grab those tickets fast if you want to see them in Tampa on May 4 at the Big Guava Music Festival.

Recommended songs to check out: “Coming of Age” “Psuedologia Fantastica” “Best Friend” and “The Truth


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Brittany is a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in mass communications with a focus on magazine journalism. She is also pursuing a minor in creative writing. She's written for an online magazine, Reasons to be Beautiful. She enjoys reading, watching movies and hooked on tv shows. Her dream job would be to write for Entertainment Weekly or writing movie reviews while living in the U.K.
Justine is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. in mass communcations in spring 2014. She was the 2013-2014 Campus Correspondent for Her Campus USF.She was also a News & Feature Writing Intern for College of Arts and Sciences and the Public Relations Campus Rep for Rent the Runway at USF. She is currently seeking agency experience and would love to someday work for a magazine, become a novelist, poet, editor, host of a Travel Channel show and much more.  She enjoys writing about fashion, beauty, art, literature, pop culture and student life. She spends most days listening to Lana del Rey, calming her nerves with various types of cheese, being sassy and trying to figure out when she can take a nap.Check out her website and portfolio here.She'd love you forever, if you followed her on Twitter @tinafigs_.Contact Justine regarding business inquires only at justinefigueroa@hercampus.com.