An island nation, British artists can't help but import, integrate foreign ideas into their psyche.
It's simply the way British pop music works. A new style, trend or genre washes up on Brighton beach, and countless new artists swoop down to swallow it whole, absorbing it neatly into their own deeply independent viewpoint.
Fyfe takes his cue from American R&B, with his high, keening voice matched to gossamer beats. Yet the whole package feels exquisitely English, from the stuttered, infectiously awkward delivery to the furiously thought through, art school methods he employs in his songwriting.
The 'Solace' EP saw Fyfe gain widespread exposure, while recent cut 'Conversations' could well be the finest thing the producer has put his name to. Suitably impressed, Clash have asked Fyfe to take part in our latest EastnotEast night at London venue Birthdays.
Set to take place tomorrow (September 4th) Fyfe will appear alongside rising songwriter Nick Brewer and teenage talent Jamie Isaac. Ahead of this, Clash are able to unveil a previously unheard Fyfe remix.
Summer Camp's own Jeremy Warmsley steps into the producer's chair to re-work 'Solace', retaining the glamorous pop melancholia of the original but adding some neat disco percussion and swooning, swirling synth effects.
Listen to it below.
Catch Fyfe at EASTnotEAST on September 4th - ticket link.
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