Hear Foster the People’s Reworking of Mobley’s “Nobody’s Favourite”

The track arrives ahead of the songwriter’s Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme EP.

Austin-based songwriter Mobley kicked off 2020 with the powerful electro-pop single “Nobody’s Favourite,” which followed up the cohesive singles package Fresh Lies, Vol. 1 released two years prior. With a full EP originally slated for release in May, we’ll have to wait a few more months before we can hear the Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme EP (for which “Favourite” serves as the first single) in full.

Today, though, we’re hearing a new tune from Mobley, albeit a somewhat familiar one. Foster the People have endowed him with a pumped-up reworking of the single, veering a bit further from the underlying rock influence of the original. “I’ve been a fan of Foster the People since the first time I heard them and have always looked forward to their new releases,” Mobley shares. “When I found out they were interested in reworking “Nobody’s Favourite” I was thrilled, to say the least. They were a pleasure to work with and they really brought things out of the song that I didn’t even know were in there. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

“I’ve been really inspired by Larry Levan at the moment,” FTP’s Isom Innis adds. “With Mobley’s track I was chasing a more archaic sequence-based approach using the Arp 2600, Roland 707 drums, and trying to make the baseline something that could have bumped at the Paradise Garage.”

Preview the track below, or stream it here.


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