Written by Rahoul Naik
South London duo, FIKA, released their debut single Wide Eyed in September and six weeks later, they’re back with their follow up single, Piano Down.
The second track in their monthly release series is strikingly different to debut, Wide Eyed. Stripped of its former feel-good vibes and groovy licks, Piano Down is more akin to an atmospheric, slow jazz ballad with old school ‘boom bap’ drums.
“We want to show that we can write in various styles and don’t want to be pinned down to one type of music, so Piano Down was a logical next release, as it’s so different to Wide Eyed, yet fits nicely with the FIKA vibe”, says Al of FIKA.
“It’s about that indescribable feeling of attraction you feel towards someone” fellow band member Sam said about the track, “when it’s new & exciting and you simply can’t keep your hands off each other.”
He continued, “there’s no story of a breakup here though, as the chorus lyrics “please don’t go” may suggest. It’s more a doff of the cap to the vulnerability I can feel when something is so good and going so well, but could be so easily ripped from you.”
The new single points to some impressive versatility from the South London duo and may open up their sound to wider crowds of all ages and genres.
Their next single is rumoured to be featuring an exciting collaboration, but until then, wind down this evening with the soulful, Piano Down.