Los Angeles duo Forester, comprised of Xander Carlson and David Parris, first began working together after they met at a high school party. The two quickly bonded over their mutual interest in electronic music and distaste towards the overly-manicured urban lifestyle of West Los Angeles. In response, the two found a grounding escape amid natural places, including the Sierra Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. These places provided a necessary antidote to the shallow relationships, fake personalities, and constant distractions of city life.
In many ways, the two found themselves caught between city and nature. Kerosene, the duo’s debut concept album, is an exploration of the collision of these two worlds. By combining synthetically produced sounds (city) and organically derived elements (nature), the two have crafted a unique sound that integrates indie acoustic folk elements with the energy and structure of modern popular music. By interweaving self-reflective lyrics in this style, they explore themes like lost love, the search for passion, and the healing properties of nature.
With the first release since their debut full length, Forester deliver the new single Lost. Their trademark blend of electro-acoustic instrumentation once again creates a spacious and dream-like soundscape. Soft, reverb washed vocals loftily sit above a subtle groove of a pulsing bass synth and downtempo beat, creating a delicate and captivating minimal electronic piece.
Commenting on the track, the duo offer, “Lost is a song written about the way in which relationships can shift one’s perspective and encourage personal growth. It is about leaning on one another in times of need the beauty that comes with vulnerability. It is a message to all past, present, and future lovers that we are all a little lost, but we’re lost together and so we are not.”
Listen to Lost below