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"People Wither” - Feng Suave | Review

Dutch psych-pop duo Feng Suave drop cover single “People Wither” and their EP 'Warping Youth' as beautiful old school indie groove.

Vaulting their original brand of bedroom-pop and arming themselves with razor-sharp wit on some of the themes on the forthcoming EP, Feng Suave are both lyrically intimate and sardonic.

The duo’s atmospheric lo-fi sound is perfectly soothing for those nights in or a moment of calm. Sonically, their sound plays with nostalgic influences with modern twists that really keep this duo at the top of my list for chilled pop.

On their sophomore extended-play, the band said; “We aimed at distancing ourselves from the contemporary ‘bedroom’ sound of our first releases and tried to stay true to the music we like, listen to and admire the most; more organic-sounding, classic songs. Thematically, the songs are about coming of age and the directionless wandering through adolescence that comes with it.”

The Amsterdam-hailing ensemble is one-part Daniël Schoemaker, one-part Daniël de Jong. Walking the line between Bill Withers-Esque ‘70s soul and quarter-life crisis bedroom-pop, they released their self-titled debut EP in 2017 which featured tracks ‘Sink into the Floor’ and ‘Honey, There’s No Time’, followed by a standalone single 2018 ‘Venus Flytrap’ in 2018, and have totaled 70mill+ streams to date and 680k monthly listeners on Spotify.

2020’s seen a string of new releases from the Dutch dyad. ‘Toking, Dozing’ and ‘Maybe Another Time’ were the first two tastes of the upcoming extended play, and secured support from Billboard, Complex, Notion, and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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