Raised in Bradford, the aspiring singer Fabienne wrote to Atlantic Records at the age of just 15. Granted an internship at their New York office, Fabienne never looked back – throwing herself into the city’s music scene she soaked up music like a sponge. A chance meeting with soul icon Betty Wright saw the veteran performer take the northern lass under her wing, offering all kinds of advice in the process. Returning to the UK, Fabienne began the frontwoman for Mayfair hotspot The Arts Club’s soul band. Refining her own voice, the singer pieced together hip hop’s sample-based aesthetic to a love of vintage R&B. Debut EP ‘City Of Shadows’ is out now, with Fabienne shooting a video for the title track.
Fabienne – City Of Shadows (Official Video)
London-based Fabienne wowed us with “Smokescreen”, and now she’s shared a track from her new EP, the relentlessly tuneful, expertly soulful “City of Shadows”. The production comes at you in waves, arranged with a light touch. But ultimately I love it because of the details in the story she’s telling — it rings with truth and life. Her City of Shadows EP will arrive on March 24th care of Super Recordings.
Fabienne – City Of Shadows Lyrics: