TUNE Fyfe - Belong (feat. Kimbra)
Fyfe premieres new single
'Belong' (featuring Kimbra)
Second album - 'The Space Between' - announced for June 9th
Headline European shows (ft London's Omeara, May 4th)
Praise for Fyfe's debut album, ‘Control’:
"A divine celebration of ordinary heartaches...left-of-centre choices separate Fyfe from the pack" DIY ****
"Contemplative, laid-bare...worth the wait" Sunday Times Culture
"Control is the product of a fiendishly inventive mind...a real force" Q ****
"A highly assured debut...Fyfe clearly has finesse and imagination to spare" Uncut
“Pulls together the classicist perspective with emerging electronic production…Fyfe’s voice soars above it all” Noisey
Fyfe has premiered 'Belong' (featuring Kimbra), the first official single from his forthcoming second record, 'The Space Between' (which is also announced today, and will be released on June 9th). Introduced by new track 'Love You More' - and having surpassed 20 million plays on Spotify - Fyfe will next headline London's Omeara on May 4th.
Intricately produced and effortlessly melodic, 'Belong' describes, writes Fyfe, "the desire to find purpose in a transient life. A relationship can be helpful or a hinderance in terms of understanding who you are and ‘Belong’ is documenting someone starting to pose those questions, rather than providing the answers." The addition of a female perspective proved to be eye-opening for Paul, and the universality of 'Belong'. "Kimbra is a real creative force. Our voices are presenting the same narrative rather than a conversation between two members of a relationship."
'Belong' is the first official single be taken from Fyfe's distinctly more personal second album. Life, death - and now, 'The Space Between' - are recurring themes on a record which follows the loose structure of beginning in a hospital ward and ending at a funeral. Such meditations on joy and loss are no surprise when you consider the backdrop the record was written in: first came the separate and sudden deaths of two young friends, then Fyfe's grandmother passed away, and very quickly a family friend (but in the midst of it all, Paul also became an uncle three times). When he began writing songs for a second album, the force of feeling was unstoppable, though what's emerged is far from mournful: as it progresses through the passage of life into childhood, adolescence and the reality of modern relationships, the tone becomes almost celebrative. These experiences didn’t just teach Fyfe about death and despair, they also taught him about what it means to be alive. And now, to 'Belong’.