Sunday 2 August 2015

Get Me Free #21: Secret Friend - I Don't Know You

Article by KevW

You might think that Steven Fox isn't exactly the most exotic name for a Thailand-based musician, but he began his musical life in Seattle, before spending much of the '80s based in London. It was in 1990 that he decided upon a change of lifestyle, moving to south-east Asia, and then releasing his first album under the guise Secret Friend in 2012. A new album, 'Sleeper', is set for release on August 14th, with 'I Don't Know' acting a a taster for the eclectic style he's developed.

The track is an amalgamation of different sounds and doesn't compare especially closely to anyone in particular, but if you're expecting a heavy Asian influence then you might be out of luck. It's very likely that local sounds have infiltrated his writing on some level (you can hear it in the drums that close out the song), but really this is a hybrid of western pop, rock, electro and indie, with a nice amount of experimentation thrown in with it. Wherever the ideas are from, and however you wish to dissect 'I Don't Know You', it still points towards the album being an interesting listen.

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