I don’t know about the rest of his library of material, but “Drowning” by Chris Flew (MySpace) really reminds me of one of my favorite acoustic folk-pop duos. No, I’m not talking about Simon & Garfunkel, though they’ve been related to them — I’m talking about Kings Of Convenience. It can be heard in the lightly-strummed acoustic guitar, as well as the compiled vocal harmonies.
“Drowning” comes from Kingston Bridge, Chris’s last album which is also prepped for reissue in the coming months. In addition to an upcoming reissue of Kingston Bridge, Flew will also be releasing some new material. While the former will come at the tail end of ’08 (or maybe even the first few months of ’09), we’ll have to wait until next spring or summer for Chris’s third.
Check out the website for more songs by Chris Flew. I’ve included my two favorites below, but other downloadable favorites include “The Truth About Cats + Dogs” and “R+J”.
Chris Flew: Drowning [mp3]
Chris Flew: Christmas Onward #7 [mp3]
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