FKJ announces new album 'V I N C E N T' and unveils the single 'Greener' featuring Santana

7th April 2022

French artist/producer and multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) has announced his new album V I N C E N T and shared the first single Greener feat. legendary guitarist Carlos Santana!

Greener is a sultry neo-soul jam that in many ways exemplifies who FKJ is, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and producer with one foot in the new world and one in the old, making soulful, limitless music for a restless, genre-fluid generation.

*Credit: Jack McKain*

Credit: Jack McKain

 

His songs blur jazz, soul, folk, rock and experimental beats with an intricacy and intimacy that puts him on a par with the likes of Tom Misch, James Blake and Jacob Collier. We were thrilled that FKJ, aka Vincent Fenton, completed the project at Abbey Road with mastering engineer Oil Morgan.

V I N C E N T is FKJ’s second album and signals a new dawn, not just as a go-to producer and remixer for artists like PinkPantheress and Moses Sumney but as an artist in his own right, continuously selling out headline tours and having a billion plus streams across all platforms for his music.

Watch the video for single Greener now!

 
 
Speaking further on the track and Santana collaboration, FKJ explains: Greener was a song that wrote itself in a night. The theme is something I often think about - our tendency to compare our life with others and envy it, even though we have everything we need. Especially with social media making everyone’s life look so perfect. It started with me messing around with the fender bass VI late at night. I love this instrument so much. I then wrote to it, added live drums and a lead guitar which I was playing in the first version of the song. A friend who heard this first version was telling me he could hear the Santana influence from that lead guitar. It made sense. I grew up with his music and have many memories listening and learning guitar to it. So I wrote him a letter, thanking him for all the inspiration all these years. I added a “p.s if you like the song Greener you are of course more than welcome to join”. It was kind of a joke and I had no expectations, but Carlos Santana heard the music and said he wanted to be a part of it.”

On the collaboration Santana says, “It is a joy to collaborate and share music with my brother Vincent (FKJ) on Greener. Together we have painted a canvas of color, texture and musicality that we know will bring you courage and a deep awareness of your own light and life. Once that happens, there’s no division, separation, or fear. It’s just joy.” 
 

V I N C E N T Tracklist

1.Way Out
2.Greener ft. Santana
3. Us
4.The Mission
5. Can't Stop ft. Little Dragon
6.IHM
7. Brass Necklace ft. ((( O )))
8. Different Masks For Different Days
9. A Moment Of Mystery ft. Toro Y Moi
10.Let's Live
11. Once Again I Close My Eyes
12. New Life
13. Does It Exist
14. Stay A Child

 
 

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