Announces double A side single, “Take Me Away” & “Here”
After having had some time off from releasing music (her last output being the Walking EP in 2015), Florence Van Camerijk aka FVC is back with double A side single, “Take Me Away” / “Here“, out 7th September.
Florence has been anything but dormant over the last two years though: “I took some time to hone my songcraft and sieve through dozens of songs I’d written deciding which ones to focus on, re-record and to release.”
She settled on the tracks “Take Me Away” and “Here”, and re-recorded and produced them at her friend Oscar’s home studio (whom she used to sing backup for).
The songs are a slight departure from the guitar pop which set her on the London DIY scene map, and are a lot more dance focused and influenced by modern day contemporaries like the Radio Dept., Lykke Li and U.S. Girls, and the euro-dance she grew up listening to in her hometown of Amsterdam (where she’s currently based), sticking to layers of synths and drums instead of a classic band set up.
The result is immediate – two incredibly danceable, melancholic electronic pop songs from an artist proving herself to me more than a one trick indie pop pony.
1. Take Me Away
‘“Walking” is an unabashedly pop track, but laced with ’80s and ’90s sounds like riot grrrl and post-punk and grunge.’ – Stereogum
‘Mixing the pixie post-punk of The Slits with woozy synths and a wealth of ’80s inspired hooks’. – NME
‘Florence is a classically trained disciple of the pop song..there’s something kinda Brit Pop about Little Things, hints of Blur in the guitar and Florence’s delivery is something like Amanda Palmer crossed with Siouxsie Sioux’ – BEAT Magazine