The 12 tracks are out today via FHUO Records
Following on from the release of a slew of singles taken from his third album, Folamour drops ‘The Journey’ LP. Since the beginning of the year, Folamour has delivered hit after hit in anticipation of his album which drops today. His first release ‘Just Want Happiness’ offered a taste of what was to come, whilst the album’s title track ‘The Journey’ Ft. Zeke Manyika received backing from DJ Mag, BBC Radio 1 and more. If that wasn’t enough, he went onto being a mixmag cover star in April before he dropped the huge single, ‘Lost In Space’ alongside UK disco-pop sensation, SG Lewis, which has already racked up an impressive million of streams, and gained support from Kiss Dance, Notion and Dancing Astronaut (to name a few).
‘The Journey’ is a 12-track package of pure genius. Looking to tell a story of his musical journey, the album focuses on a narrative that sees him shift away from samples and computers to concentrate on voice, lyrics and true recordings of strings, brass and drums – a journey that will also be showcased within an exclusive Annie Mac mini mix on release day.
Staying true to his old-school core, it includes tracks such as ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ and ‘We Gotta Wake The World Up From Its Sleep’, which boast recognisable funky guitar riffs and synth structures, whilst ‘St Moscov’ and ‘Rue de Paradis’ are more vocal lead, something which is new for the french DJ and producer. The album’s focus track, ‘Resonate’, is Folamour’s most personal production from the LP. Featuring vocals from Folamour himself, ‘Resonate’ came to life when he felt that the album was missing a danceable, yet emotive track.
The album is thus an initiatory rite, in form as well as in substance, the tale of a life with all that it can contain of joys and trials, both in its writing and production and in its message. ‘The Journey’ mixes contemporary sadness, isolation of the artists, but also wonders at the simple pleasures of life and the discoveries it brings with it, it is neither a joyful tale, nor a sad and disillusioned tale, it is the sum of all this and the rest too.