Christian Rich: FW14
FW14 features Vince Staples, JMSN, Goldlink, Sinead Harnett, Niia, and more.
Chicago-born twins Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan are Nigerian raised, Grammy nominated producers who have contributed to numerous #1 albums including Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, J. Coles Born Sinner, Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris and Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet. They also recently produced Vince Staples’ first single Señorita for his upcoming major label debut album on Def Jam. Based in LA and under the guidance of Pharrell Williams and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D, Christian Rich honed a musical craft that would successfully garner opportunities to work with Diddy, The Clipse, Lupe Fiasco and many more.
It’s Christian Rich season on FW14. 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.