French dream rock and shoegaze quintet, Fools Ferguson, presents a calm and collected track called “Alohama Lakes,” with a somber video shot in Pastel Coast.
Fools Ferguson’s 7-song debut EP, “Dead Lines” went under the helm of producer Martin Glover, who has worked for The Verve and Paul McCartney. It has a strong tinge of 90’s dream rock, with a brand of shoegaze sound inspired by Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Killing Joke.
Compared to the other songs in the EP, Alohama Lakes is more toned down and flattened out, but what it lacks in enthusiasm, it made up for atmospheres and textures. The song presents a classic shoegaze formula, and it truly sounds and feels like how shoegaze is supposed to sound like. To add to the dramatic nature of the song, the scenic landscapes of Pastel Coast seen in the music video give the right subtleness.