Foreign Architects (@ForeignArchitec) are a two-person, indie pop band from Australia, made up of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Burke and his drummer cousin, Andrew Barnett. They formed in 2013, and released their debut EP, Jane, that August. I have previously never heard of this band, but got put onto them through the music video for their song “Clover”.
About the song, Matt Burke said, “It’s a song about being down and out, but still believing in yourself enough that you know you’ll find a way out.” They leaned on their Scottish heritage when recording the song, when they brought in Andrew’s mom to play the bag pipes to lead the song. However, it’s not his mom in the music video, obviously; it’s a friend of the band. Also, it’s not every day that you hear bag pipes on a song, it sounds incredible, and you want to hear more of it–way to go, Andrew’s mom!