They might be essential among the classic rock scene, but Foreigner are never going to sit still and let their image go static. Instead, they are hard-set on staying innovative, and innovation for Foreigner today means working with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra to bring a new spin (and a big atmosphere) to old tracks.
In the first clip (above), watch Foreigner perform “Double Vision” from their 1978 album of the same name. With all the passion that propelled the songs into creation in the first place, the band still hold focus as well as they always have. The accompaniment of the orchestra and the singers does the impossible: it makes the song bigger than it was in the first place. There’s nothing like a whirlwind of strings to create a sense of tension, and this becomes an extra bonus on this version of “Double Vision”.
On “Urgent”, the band throws it back to 1981 and this time it’s the saxophone that takes a strong focus as the track opens up. Smoke fills the space and black-and-white footage from behind the scenes gives the clip a sense of intimacy. This is Foreigner at their biggest, and any fans of the band are not going to want to miss these incredible performances.
Now with this experience under their belt, we can only wait and see where Foreigner will go next. To hear more from the band, you can find them at their website and Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter.