Song of the Day: The Flavr Blue - Feathers

Capitol Hill Block Party, Local Music, Song of the Day
06/03/2015
Geran Landen
photo by AJ Ragasa

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we’ll be featuring songs by local artists playing the 2015 Capitol Hill Block Party. Today’s song is “Feathers” by The Flavr Blue from a forthcoming EP.

The Flavr Blue - Feathers (MP3)

Even if you haven't heard of The Flavr Blue, you have probably gotten a taste of one third of the Seattle trio, as member Hollis Wong-Wear handled the hook duties and has a writers credit on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "White Walls." But The Flavr Blue's impact far eclipses a Grammy nod. Self-described as "synthesized love notes", the group's music is as diverse as it is fun by combining catchy songwriting and soaring harmonies with rich electronic production. They are also very present in the Seattle Music scene, and Hollis even sits on the City of Music Commission. The Flavr Blue are making an impact both on the stage and behind the scenes and every track they drop seems to be more infectious than the last. That's especially evident on their newest single, "Feathers," which features climbing synths that rise with Hollis' reverberating voice. The result is a dense, atmospheric track that uses vocal chops and heavy synth-bass to briefly escalate into a club ready beat before floating back down to earth.

The Flavr Blue will take the Main Stage of the Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday, July 24, at 4PM. Find out who else is playing here and look for more info on The Flavr Blue on their website, Facebook and Twitter. For now, here's a video for "Hideaway" off their debut LP, Pisces:

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