12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Foster the People bandleader Mark Foster has a natural gift for breezy hooks and the group's second full-length, Supermodel, is loaded with stylish, instantly familiar melodies. The band adopts polyglot pop influences from around the globe—including on the blazing opener, “Are You What You Want to Be,” which begins with a line about hearing djembe on the Champs-Élysées. From there, the energy of Supermodel never wanes. Driven by a handclapping backbeat, “Ask Yourself” bounces along with acoustic guitar and spacy synths, while “Coming of Age” is driven by half-stack guitar distortion and sunny optimism.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Foster the People bandleader Mark Foster has a natural gift for breezy hooks and the group's second full-length, Supermodel, is loaded with stylish, instantly familiar melodies. The band adopts polyglot pop influences from around the globe—including on the blazing opener, “Are You What You Want to Be,” which begins with a line about hearing djembe on the Champs-Élysées. From there, the energy of Supermodel never wanes. Driven by a handclapping backbeat, “Ask Yourself” bounces along with acoustic guitar and spacy synths, while “Coming of Age” is driven by half-stack guitar distortion and sunny optimism.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

TSFTPFan ,

Coming of A(mazing)!

If “Coming Of Age” is any indicator of how great Supermodel will be (I’m positive it is), than this will definitely be one of the albums of the year! Can’t wait!!

123456795 ,

I love Coming of Age

It's what every foster the people fan has been waiting 3 years to hear! And it's totally worth it. Buy it you'll love FTP Is back and even better.

szaldana ,

New evolved, edgier sound.

Don't let "Coming of Age" lead you to believe that Supermodel will be just like Torches. Having seen them live 4 days ago in a very intimate and secret show in Portland, Oregon, I got to hear the new album and I can tell you it is much more edgier than expected. If you were hoping for an album full of whimsical sounds and fun melodies (Color on the Walls, Helena Beat) then you will be slightly set back; however if your mind is set on the idea of progression and "what will the sophomore album sound like" then you will be happily surprised by the new elevated and edgier sound FTP is delivering in Supermodel.
Dark elements are delivered by electric guitars and bass which are lifted and complemented by perfect range backup female vocals and spot on piano melodies as well as background electro and ambient like sounds.

So yes, although Supermodel may deliver a new, edgier and more elevated sound that will have listeners guessing "who plays that song?" As singles are released, you will notice that
the one element which remains the same throughout the new album are the beautiful, descriptive, story-telling, and full of life lyrics that defined Foster the People in Torches and will continue to do so with their new sound in Supermodel.

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