Tune Tuesday: FKJ, Phebe Starr, Phantom
FKJ — “Skyline”
Delectably sweet, Vincent Fenton has long been producing solid jams and under the French Kiwi Juice moniker (FKJ), and in doing so, he’s found a niche in excelling with electronic music. The latest from the producer is an R&B flavored dreamlike track that astounds and bears resemblance to Solange’s “Losing You.” “Skyline” brings about an ethereal feel while the music video seems to propel that idea forward with the artist biking along a road, with others joining him in along the foggy path.
French Kiwi Juice is available March 3!
Phebe Starr — “They Keep Telling Me”
I feel the world needs a dose of pop, good pop music. Not to drag certain mainstream artists, but there seems to be a lack of artists that cater to a particular sound I have in mind. Phebe Starr does that exactly. Unabashedly electropop at its finest, the production echoes that of Madonna’s sound in the 80’s. As for the lyrical portion of this track, Starr felt the need to express her emotions after a songwriting session with others soured immediately after she was told to shut up while two males wrote a hit for her.
Phantom — “Dance”
I appreciate minimalist electronica and those that stretch far into the horizon. Sometimes, it can be emotive with as few bars and production. At times, the effect of overuse can result in a hauntingly, beautiful experience. Such is the case with Phantom. Newlyweds Hanna Toivonen and Tommi Koskinen form together a jarring experience for an epic taste of glitch music that has me drawn into its mysterious sound. “Dance,” as explained by its creators, “is a song about life’s own prototypes in love, lust and humanity’s paradoxical ideals…It is a calling song, for the risks worth taking.”