FEZ are an East London band that I’d describe as smooth operators. Their brand of vintage psychedelia, a plentiful helping of jazz influences and a bit of blues jamming for the electric guitar solos is effortlessly rich in flavour. Their new single ‘Best Friend’ has a maximised thick bassline, smooth layered vocals, vintage keys meshed with modern-day synths and a rhythm that could slide it into anyone’s DM’s without warning. It’s not quite funk, it’s not quite rock, it’s not fully psychedelia either and you could potentially hear it in a 1970s elevator. It has left me very intrigued and wanting more.
On speaking about the track FEZ said it started when their bassist Mischa looped 3 basslines together and then raised them into higher registers. Bass is often thought of as the glue that binds a band together but with ‘Best Friend’, the bass is the main melody. When combined with Moog synths, you have tasteful vintage nods with a forward-thinking way of song design.
‘Best Friend’ is out now and you can enjoy the track below. for more information on all things FEZ, have a rummage on their Linktree to pick which platform to follow them on.
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