Thursday, June 21, 2012
D'L Their Ish: Quadron - Average Fruit
Dannish group Quadron released their self titled debut album in 2009 and have been steam rolling ever since. I'm quickly becoming a fan of this sophisticated R&B duo. I don't know why, but it seems Europe is spitting out the best soul artists of late (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Duffy). One track that's been on my MP3 player for probably some years is the much remixed "Average Fruit." The song bears no resemblance to the classic and historic Billie Holiday number "Strange Fruit." It's a slick, seductive track that, for some reason, makes me imagine a black cat scurrying across a roof-top. The violins, coming in full force mid-way through the song, feed my mind images of the Victorian era or maybe Madonna performing Vogue at the 1990 VMAs. The ending, where vocalist Coco O purrs "I like your heart/I want to start" is just dripping with sophistication. Throughout the song, Coco's voice is layered over itself which makes the track sound even more hypnotic. Check it out on Itunes, Amazon or whereever you buy your music and sync it to your MP3 player IMMEDIATELY!
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