The Foes of Fern Craft A Love Letter To Heartbreak With Latest Single “Hallmark”

Review by Kenny Bieber

March 3, 2021

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Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, however when it comes to songs about true love and that special occasion, there’s seems to be no shortage of content. Asbury Park supergroup The Foes of Fern have thrown their hat into the ring with their surprise single the infectious and delightfully anti-sentimental “Hallmark” which takes the anti-valentines day anthem to its fullest extreme.


Accompanied by a wonderfully rich set of orchestral arrangements and the band’s trademark hooks, the track finds Fern and company lamenting over the commercialism of the holiday with some hilarious yet sincere lyrics while still managing to deliver high-energy performances all across the board. The track which follows the group’s recently released “Time Management” showcases the band is keeping their momentum going with plenty of exuberance, style and imagination to spare. Credit also (as usual) to each member of the Foes for their seamless chemistry and the rich level of craft and artistry that they bring both individually and collectively which results in a dynamic and vibrant listening experience. Despite its gleefully acerbic take on the holiday, “Hallmark” is a hugely enjoyable and well-crafted musical valentine and another indicator of the Foe’s tremendous range, originality and sheer ambition!

The single is now available on all streaming platforms. Follow the Foes on social media for more info and to keep up-to-date on all their latest releases and announcements. Make sure to check out The Foes of Fern's full-length album Carpe Diem available on all streaming platforms as well!

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Kenny Bieber is a local music journalist and photographer who also highly values a good pun, quality milkshake and swears he doesn’t have too many records. He’s generally just happy to be here.

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