“Yellow Brick Road” is electro-soulful from @weareFannypack and singer @SeannBowe

FANNYPACK and SEANN BOWE, “Yellow Brick Road”

Making it three solid singles in a row are Dutch producers Fannypack with “Yellow Brick Road”.  And this one’s quite different from the others (“Simple” and “Just A Bitch”), tapping into electronic sounds and altered vocals that one might find in contemporary R&B or Hip Hop, which may help introduce Fannypack’s music to fans of those genres. L.A.-based Seann Bowe is the vocalist, and he was also nominated for a Grammy this year as a co-writer of “Happy Hour” by Weezer, which makes him an interesting choice for an electronic release.  “Yellow Brick Road” has an extremely strong first minute which aptly connects the theme and the soul-searching distorted vocal, and then the melodic hook arrives to only make you want to hear more.

Published in: on February 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It’s a love/hate relationship in “Just A Bitch” by Dutch duo @weareFannypack

FANNYPACK, “Just A Bitch”

Quickly following up their sparse but friendly song “Simple” about a month later, once again for the Strange Fruits label, Dutch duo Fannypack offer another side to their talents with “Just A Bitch”.  Using another slight arrangement that gradually exudes a midtempo, funky rhythm, “Just A Bitch” is sweetly sung to portray the subject clearly in love while still being totally at odds with her, and the lyrics don’t mince any words.  It all works quite well, and Fannypack definitely have an unusual but likable song to which many of us will still relate.   Check it out at the link above.

Published in: on January 27, 2019 at 11:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dutch duo @weareFannypack straddle pop and dance flavours with the straight-forward emotion of “Simple”

FANNYPACK, “Simple”

With “Simple”, less is more which allows the Dutch duo Fannypack – Tom Ferro and MC Buju – to focus on vocals and melody that truly work well, with a definite eye on the pop charts.  The song builds beautifully, igniting its story with a knowing vocal, and developing the melody to offer its hook well before the minute mark.  By then, you’re drawn into “Simple” for its duration.  The arrangement is slight and bright, and the vocal conveys a straight-forward emotion that will make you think twice.  “Simple” sounds like a winner to me and remixes might be beneficial for it to make inroads in dance clubs.

Published in: on December 31, 2018 at 2:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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