My single of the week this week is the brilliant 'Fade Out Lines' by The Avener and Phoebe Killdeer.
The Avener is a French deep house producer who to be honest, I have never heard of before! This song was originally written by Phoebe Killdeer and is a deep house new version of it. I haven't heard the original, but this version is catchy. For a good 2 weeks after hearing it on the radio, I googled and searched to track it down, and came up blank. Probably because A - I didn't know who sang it, and B - I couldn't actually remember the title.
Finally, I heard it again and now its my single of the week! It was actually released late in 2014 in Europe, with the UK due to be released, well, anytime now! It charted in the top 10 in several countries, but not here yet. It is fair to say though, that this is already huge.
Its hard to put a label on the genre for this one. Clearly its now deep house, very bassy and catchy, but its the vocals and the beat that I absolutely love. The singer has this kind of sultry, soulful voice, and there are these twingy bits in the background "de dum, de diddle de de duh" that I really like. It just gives you something more than the norm.
Its a bit blues, a bit folk, a bit retro, but very modern. As I said - hard to pigeon hole. It does remind me a little bit of the end music from Cabin Fever 2!
The video looks like it might be set in France, and features a very pretty lady and a man doing their own thing, walking down the street, posing for shots, then finally hooking up at the end for a passionate snog. Nothing particularly clever or unusual, but still interesting to watch and laid back like the actual song.
I definitely recommend taking a listen to this one - its one of those songs you could imagine listening to somewhere hot with a cocktail while the sun sets, or as is the case this week, freezing cold weather with the heating on and a cuppa!
For all my previous singles of the week plus loads more check out My Music page here. Happy listening :)
(video published on youtube by TheAvenerVEVO)