Lust over the ‘Skyline’ with FKJ
It’s late, you’ve just come home from a long day of work and you’re feeling burnt out and just need to relax. Alternatively, you come home and somehow still have the energy to go for a walk and watch the sunset. What do you listen to in both of these situations? ‘Skyline’ by FKJ, that’s what!
FKJ is short for French Kiwi Juice. Eclectic, smart and witty, just the name alone tells you a lot about this French artist. His music is cool, with down-tempo elements that really make his melodies soar and his vocals soothe your soul. It isn’t soul music he’s making, though, instead FKJ creates sweet electronica that injects the juice of R&B into his atmospheric synths and samples, something to put your mind at ease and transport you to a place where all of your worries fade away.
‘Skyline’ is an excellent piece of music that really highlights his best musical qualities. It’s intricate, light and you’re able to drink it in quite easily because every note feels as silky as the next. There’s a light groove that you can’t help but move to. It’s easy to sway along to the light beat and vibrant clicks that are scattered across ‘Skyline’, everything just feels natural and that’s probably the best part about it; it’s organic textures.
FKJ has an album on the way and if it’s anything like this, it’s going to be hours of blissful listening. The self-titled collection of tracks is out through Roche Musique on March 3, so gather your pennies because you’re going to need this one in your collection.
Words by Lauren Payne