FKL Weave Tales of Anxiety and Rage on New Album 'Out of Tune': Premiere

FKL Weave Tales of Anxiety and Rage on New Album 'Out of Tune': Premiere

The Seattle by way of London alt-pop duo conjure a spooky yet powerful atmosphere.

The Seattle by way of London alt-pop duo conjure a spooky yet powerful atmosphere.

"I convinced myself that there is more to me," lead vocalist Sage Redman wails on "Convinced," the opener to FKL's new album, Out of Tune. A dark new wave track that wobbles and lurches like some newborn amniotic fluid-covered creature just getting its bearings, the song is a potent reminder of just how tantamount our insecurities are to the overall human condition—and how belief in ourselves comes squarely from within.

Across ten brooding electro tracks, the transatlantic experimental alt-pop duo—also comprised of musician and producer Joe Gillick, who Redman met while studying at a prestigious art school in London—tear open their collective chest cavities to expose the raw frustrations, anxieties and desires contained within.  From the feminist rage of "Violence" to the visceral uncertainty of being in a relationship on "Again," no stone within the human psyche is left un-turned, no dark corner left unexplored.

Co-produced by Tim Goldsworthy, who worked on Massive Attack's 2010 LP Heliogland, the album undulates to the sinister buzz of a decidedly '90s trip hop soundscape, with the thoughtful sheen of modern R&B. Elsewhere, on songs like "1-800," smooth British house influences crash with manic glee into tribal beats that rattle and bounce like skeletons raving in a graveyard (think Fever Ray and Niki and the Dove meets Télépopmusik.)

FKL's Out of Tune, premiering exclusively below, is out Friday, November 10 on Orphan Records. Listen below:

Credits: Photo courtesy of Andrew Imanaka

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