Tuesday 26 February 2013

Fyfe - St Tropez

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

We admit to being a little unsure when we heard Fyfe's single 'Solace' last month, but it won us over in the end. The main point of criticism being that the song appeared to be as much of a vocal showcase as a song to actually enjoy, but as it went on more layers were added and more interest along with them. Once that sheen was taken away, or at least diluted a bit, the song became much better. New single 'St Tropez' is instantly recognisable as being the same artist, but a few things are different this time and it makes for a much more rewarding listen.

Firstly the song is superior, it doesn't follow a set pattern or a conventional format. Plus, if you're going to aim for polished then you have to get it right or you'll just be destined for a spot on Jools Holland and a few middle-class coffee tables. Fyfe will do better than that. 'St Tropez' is again a mix of pop, electronica and trip-hop but is neatly layered with choppy beats, backing vocals, synths and some inspired brass that gives the song that extra kick. The best part is that there is no rule book here, everything seems pieced together in the way it sounded best, not in the way it's expected to be. We're looking at a talent on the rise.

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1 comment:

  1. Great track.
    Can't stop hearing Julian Casablancas in the end!