credit: Jonathan Vivaas Kise
Like D'Angelo's the Vanguard, straight outta the rural Norwegian countryside, Norwegian 7-piece Fieh are ready to unleash the follow-up to their 2019 debut album. Cold Water Burning Skin was fittingly described as “future soul” by God Is in the TV and “left field R&B” by Clash Magazine, and the band continues in the same vein, although simultaneously broadening their spectrum.
Centered around the groove, Fieh’s new music includes the funk bangers that initially introduced the band, but also more experimental and orchestral songs. Citing The Roots, Joni Mitchell, Erykah Badu, The Beatles and Solange as inspirations should give a hint as to what Fieh sounds like. Brimming with creativity and supported by a funky backbone, it’s still the songs that are the foundation. The lyrics revolve around themes of everyday life, incidents, people and love – real stories from real life.
The powerful ensemble, known for their ecstatic live shows, consists of a group of friends that have been playing together for a long time, they function effortlessly together as a super tight unit, where each member brings his or her taste and influences into the mix.
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