“This Rough Patch” by FXRRVST (pronounced Forest) is a really intense indie rock track with an adorable music video. The drum performance bounces between alternative rock, pop-punk and some marching elements. The intensity builds and the lyrics are a humble confident tale of overcoming adversity. The vocalist has a performance in which you picture an underdog protagonist which is perfectly captured in the school gymnasium dodgeball game. If you’re looking for a quick escape try FXRRVST “This Rough Patch” below!
“This Rough Patch is a song that we always hoped people would find strength and comfort in, but it’s especially relevant to us now with so many people affected by this worldwide pandemic” explains Holly Forrest, the Australian half of the duo. “It’s about overcoming difficult times and reinforces “if we try hard enough, we’ll get through this rough patch”. Sometimes we need something/anything to give us the strength to take those first few steps towards progress, and we hope this song can be that for our listeners”.
“We wanted to keep the video light-hearted and fun as a contrast to Holly’s deeply personal and cathartic lyrics, so we thought what’s better than watching kids having fun?” said Matt Fuentes. “The video is centered around a group of kids who are waiting for class to end so they can race to the school gym to play some dodgeball. Upon arrival, they are challenged by a much older group of boys. Through determination and skill, the kids overcome the odds and beat the older boys, showing that anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.”