Above is London based singer Fabienne. With a style that ranging between Soul, R&B and Nostalgia its difficult to pigeon hole this excellent musician.
With a voice that is instantly likeable and unique, it isn’t long before she is catapulted up the UK Top 40. Gearing up to release her EP ‘City Of Shadows’, Fabienne recently released her single ‘City of Shadows’ on BBC 1Xtra!
Here at All Things Underground, we were lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of Fabienne‘s new EP ‘City Of Shadows’ due to be released March 24th! The EP is a breezy affair that compiles of 4 songs that introduce Fabienne to the music industry. Songs such as ‘Are We Dead’, ‘Mary Jane, Joseph’ & ‘Sunstroke’ incorporate elements of swing, jazz and reggae to create a breezy and polished body of work.
Be sure to check back here nearing the release for a full EP review , however below is an exclusive chat with Fabienne about her top 5 tracks that remind her of London!
I’ve been listening to Ofei for at least 6 months straight, Im so excited to hear more from him, his voice and the stacked harmonies in the chorus are so sick and I couldn’t have a playlist about London without including this!
Easy Easy- King Krule
This guy really epitomises the sound of city living for me, his voice and lyrics are raw, haunting and at times bleak, but the sweet jazz chords he puts underneath add hope and light. I think he’s the truth, his album is my go to listen when Im on the tube, definitely someone I need to see live this year.
Your Wondering Now- The Specials
There’s a ska record stall on Portabello Road that is always playing ‘The Specials’ and ‘Toots and the Maytals’ tunes, this in particular really reminds me of walking to the studio last summer and just generally feeling happy!!
No big Ting- Skinnyman
‘Council Estate Of Mind’ I still think is one of the most overlooked classic hip hop albums, Im a sample addict and I love how he uses them in his tunes. I’m not sure if he’s still making music but it would be a massive shame if he wasn’t, feels so classic to me when I hear this song..
Dont Mug Yourself- The Streets
Mike Skinner. What else can I say.
Adele’s first album is my favourite, I saw her support Raul Midon when I was about 12 and I remember being floored by her and just wishing she was my mate! She really is a national treasure and I love how she’s stayed true to her roots throughout.”
For now check out the track ‘SunStroke’ BELOW!