Dutch duo Feng Suave have today (26/6/20) released their new EP ‘Warping Youth’. The Amsterdam-hailing ensemble consisting Daniël Schoemaker and Daniël de Jong toe the line between Bill Withers-esque ‘70s soul and quarter-life crisis bedroom-pop.
2020 has seen the Dutch dyad release a string of impressive singles. “Toking, Dozing” and “Maybe Another Time” – the first two tastes of the new EP, secured support from Billboard, Complex, Notion and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music.
Feng Suave are as well-versed with the greats as with current contemporaries like HOMESHAKE or Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Like a lens flare, these influences of the old and new refract and form their own heavily evocative and hazy marque of hypnagogic pop.
Previous releases were championed by Iggy Pop on his BBC 6 Music show during their 2019 tour with Khruangbin (their self-titled debut EP in 2017 which featured tracks “Sink Into The Floor” and “Honey, There’s No Time”, followed by standalone single “Venus Flytrap” in 2018).
Totalling 70 million+ streams to date and 680k monthly listeners on Spotify, in 2019, the band found themselves nominated for Reeperbahn’s Anchor Award, of which other nominees includes; Matt Maltese, Shame, Parcels and Celeste.
Vaulting their original brand of bedroom-pop and arming themselves with razor-sharp wit on some of the themes on the forthcoming EP, Feng Suave are both lyrically intimate and sardonic.
On the new EP, ‘Warping Youth’, the band said; “We aimed at distancing ourselves from the contemporary ‘bedroom’ sound of our first releases and tried to stay true to the music we like, listen to and admire the most; more organic-sounding, classic songs. Thematically, the songs are about coming of age and the directionless wandering through adolescence that comes with it.”
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