Christian Rich have announced their debut album FW14 to be released on August 21st 2015 featuring Vince Staples, JMSN, Goldlink, Sinead Harnett, Niia, and more. In addition they today share album track Fast Life featuring JMSN, which follows the previously shared single High featuring Vince Staples & Bia.
Inspired by their fascination with the future, time travel and the worlds outside our galaxy FW14 is a time stamp for the journey and the start point of exploration. The album’s concept is influenced by Phillip K Dick works ”VALIS Trilogy“, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale“ and the Christopher Nolan directed Sci-Fi motion picture, Interstellar. There are interludes that sound like a person traveling in space and time. That person is the main character of the album; the female depicted on the cover standing next to an Audi prepared for her expedition. She is also narrating in the interludes, a nod to the classic Midnight Marauders LP. FW14 is the vessel she travels in.
Staying true to their roots they incorporate unique percussion inspired by Nigerian Fugi Music and Brazilian Jazz by Bossa Nova and Marcus Valle. Bossa Nova style chords with high energy drums and string heavy productions create the sonic experience that is FW14. All the songs are interwoven together; an endless record.
Further info, track-listing and pre-order information here.