Alt-pop London fivesome Ten Fé kick off 2019 with the dreamy, hypnotising “Coasting”.
In a similar vein to its namesake, “Coasting” travels like a sturdy car left in fourth gear drifting down a long, warm road. With the frank songwriting voice of Young and Springsteen and lofty instrumentation of Deerhunter and War On Drugs, it’s a grander and more consuming sound than the more forthright pop found on their debut Hit The Light, and alludes to bigger intentions from the group.
Ten Fé describe the song as a “celebration of new love”. They explain: “It’s a simple statement - ‘when I’m with you, I don’t need anything or anyone else. This feels easy, it feels like a fresh start: 'I’m coasting'. Musically we kept it really simple too to reflect the sentiment. We wanted it to feel rootsy like The E Street Band and CCR and also channel a Britpop directness”.
The band have announced their new album Future Perfect, Present Tense is to be released on 8 March, produced by Luke Smith (Foals, Petite Noir, Anna of the North), and this new offering is another promising sign of what’s to come. The anticipated sophomore record took ten months to make and follows the band from a winter in Oslo to a summer in London. Expectedly, their music traverses places and moods in an intellectual manner.