Catching Currents | album

by Fridolijn

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Billy Stewart
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Billy Stewart Fridolijn is a marvel, her voice clear, bright, soft & sensual without being weak or overpowered by the music. She's a gifted singer/songwriter & jazz-infused folk artist uniquely using instruments with quirky, kitschy cool chords & progressions & a jazz/blues backbeat bolstering the sound of her powerful vocals which soar. To listen to this young lady is ethereal. Her lyrics are deep, meaningful, poignant, not a word too few nor too many; she's an old soul, her lyrics rich beyond her years. Favorite track: Narcissus.
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PaoloC This combination of composition, vocal and musical entanglement entrances the listener and transports to another place. Magical. Favorite track: Frame This.
alia
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alia Oh! i love her voice and the cinematical atmosphere of the production Favorite track: Frame This.
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    Release date: April 22 2017
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    side A:
    Frame This
    Sailing Blind
    Whimsical
    Still Waving

    side B:
    Hold To Me
    Guards Down
    Cocoon
    Narcissus

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    Comes signed if you like, please let us know in description.

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    side A:
    Frame This
    Sailing Blind
    Whimsical
    Still Waving

    side B:
    Hold To Me
    Guards Down
    Cocoon
    Narcissus

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1.
Frame This 05:19
FRAME THIS Told you, old news show me, won’t you How to find these days Here always. And oh, did I say “Nothing Changes”? Well, hold to that notion, weigh this. Why can’t this moment be...? Ageless, Save these traces, Paint this moment and Frame it, nameless, embrace it So pure, So true No cure, No clue a mote in a ray, a note in a lay Yesterday’s gone to the ages, Tomorrow’s the strangest of places Why can’t this moment be...? Ageless Blameless Explain this Why does this innocence age us? Fading, Don’t wake me, It’s not that simple so... Make me, Naive, Don’t leave, Just weave A needle in hay, A flag in the grey Well, I’m closer to broken than pristine All that I’ve chosen’s a daydream, I’m closer to knowing now I see... The magic, Imagine The madness When I yield to its passing And damn this Beauty, Embrace it Take this moment and frame it
2.
Whatever your floats your boat, he said So I took him out to sea and said come with me. Let me be your promise, you could be my escape, he said: "one eyed we can rule our kingdom of the blind" Floating, drifting, Circling, swimming out at sea Sailing blind, agreeing it is better not to see Half and half makes one, right? the maths don't lie or at least it's worth a halfhearted try… We raised the sails, of the life raft we built off we went, tracing down the gateways to the promised land Floating, drifting, Circling, swimming out at sea Sailing blind, agreeing it is better not to see One by one we collected the pieces of our broken souls. we glued them together, varnished the cracks with hope convincing ourselves that what can't be seen will soon, soon go unremembered. Floating, drifting, Circling, swimming out at sea Sailing blind, agreeing it is better not to see
3.
Whimsical 05:00
Clouds turn green and grey hear the sound of the air change ominously paving the way for mother nature’s power play Sway like the waves fields face the force with grace we may bend but will not we may... Bend, but will not break Oh feather, oh seed be released, unhinged handed over to the whim Meadow in the storm be a warrior strengthened by faith of an appearing tawny predicting victory Sway like the waves fields face the force with grace we may bend but will not we may bend but will not break Oh feather, oh seed drift off whimsically wherever you are sent to be I may bend but will not break Oh feather, oh seed drift off whimsically wherever you are sent to be I am soil, I am the seed rooted growing to be the grass the field storm on you won't take the best of me I may bend but will not break bend but will not break...
4.
Still Waving 03:38
I was still waving, waving way after you left way after you left as I watched you fading, fading a castle sinking in the sand a castle sinking in the sand Soon you will be followed by your shadow and I'll be left with all that I asked for silence echoes within me Wind, pick me up and wish me away shed the coat grown to be my skin and release me of its weight shaking up what's set in stone back into loose sand I regain this ground to be my own become my home free from all strings attached I was still waving, waving way after you left way after you left As I watch you fading, fading I still stand I still stand Left with but a suitcase full of dreams drowning in opportunity void echoing within me Here comes the wind to pick me up wish me away shedding the coat grown to be my skin clearing up the numbing daze hear them calling out my name here to dance in shoes my own the dream belonged to someone else I regain this ground to be own shaking up what's set in stone back into loose sand I regain this ground to be my own become my home free from all strings attached I was still waving, waving
5.
Hold to Me 03:29
Dance upon the scale held between the sun and moon Stand and face the gale did you believe you’d come so true? say your piece the world will understand grid your teeth you’ll fool shifting sands Close your eyes to all you’ve seen hold on tight hold to me Scared me half to sleep I never knew that fear could sooth dare to face the cheat now you have nothing left to prove say your piece the world will understand grid your teeth you’ll fool the shifting sands Close your eyes to all you’ve seen hold on tight hold to me hear the sounds of all this peace hold me now hold to me
6.
Guards Down 05:18
One moment I stood strong a feather, bravely up against the wind One washy attempt A wave, reasoning the current Sensible resist overruled by the blink of an eye Lasted for one memorable sigh These poisonous leaves taste too good not to touch maybe it'll be fine if we don't take too much? I'd rather risk to fall than to not jump at all 'cause for something that's supposed to be wrong this feels way too right Up against the tide It's easy to resign My head on your chest I confess my heart in your hands being with you it's crystal clear All there is is here All there is is now All I have is this All that counts All there is is here All there is is now All I have is this All guards down
7.
Cocoon 04:42
8.
Narcissus 05:04
Every day he plucked me narcissus suffering thunderstorms and rains He’d tell me all about the dangers he had to face While he was out in the fields, finding me plucking me narcissus. His ultimate act of love Can’t you bring me a flower white, pink, green or red? I’d ask him every now and then, here’s what he said Narcissus are what’s best for you while he looked me in the eye Really trust me ask no more for I know that I’m right And all I did just like them was wave my head, nod and smile Giving it another shot trying to bear them for another while One day he came home to a house filled with flowers not a brick in the wall was left to see one more yellow than the last, ever ignoring my request He was going on about the dangers he had to face Padding himself on the back on the job he did today the walls covered with flowers. All but one spot he could barely see a yellow note sticking up on the door, written days earlier on And he hadn’t noticed that I was long gone When he picked it up to read he could not believe his eyes indeed It said in case you're looking for me If you need me find me under the rose tree...

about

“Had Nick Drake been a graceful young woman living this day in age, this is the album she would have made.” With this enchanting quote Jazzism magazine gave Fridolijn's solo debut Catching Currents a glorious spot in their best of 2015 list.

Fridolijn, an original singer and songwriter hailing from Amsterdam first appeared in 2011 with the release of 'Crossing the Rubicon', by her band Finn Silver. The album reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan. It brought the band to international stages like Billboard Live Tokyo & Osaka as well as North Sea Jazz Festival. Itunes hauled the band 'New Jazz Artist of the Year'.

Fridolijn got involved in Singer/Songwriter supergroup 'Ladies of the Lowlands', she toured internationally with British jazzband Kairos 4tet, pianist Gideon van Gelder (Jose James), guitarist Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra) and became host of the monthly vocal session at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazzclub.

After an intense time 2014 was the year to withdraw and focus on writing music again. With songwriters Danny Fisher and David Austin she took to the idyllic British countryside where the three ended up writing personal, deep and beautiful new music. The efforts of multiple writingsessions resulted in a magical studio session in London, during the summer of 2014. With a British topband of Richard Spaven on drums (Jose James/ Flying Lotus), Grant Windsor on keys (Jose James/ Gregory Porter), fellow songwriters Danny Fisher and David Austin on acoustic guitars, and Alex Bonfanti on bass Fridolijn and her band recorded a brand new album. With the help of mixing engineer Axel Reinemer and producer Richard Spaven the album was finalized at the Jazzanova Recording Studio in Berlin.

The result is Catching Currents: a striking solo debut that blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, singersongwriter, jazz, electronica, and broken beats and blends them into touching songs.

With Catching Currents Fridolijn got signed to V2 Records Benelux and P-vine Records Japan, where it climbed the jazzcharts up to the top 10, and was NorthWave FM album of the week.

The response to the album was impressive: "A solo debut of overwhelming ripeness." (Revolver's Lust for Live magazine), "It's only a matter of time for Catching Currents to become a succes. It would be more than deserved." (Platomania), "Fridolijn manages to move, seduce and impress with timeless popsongs." (Velvet Records).

When Fridolijn is asked to why she decided to move on by herself and releasing such a personal album under her own name she replies: “When all currents seem to suddenly be flowing in a different direction than you, you can either struggle on, battle the undertow, or you can let go, catch the current, and let yourself be carried towards the unknown...”
An intuitive, daring move, proven to be the right one.
Or as Written in Music wrote: “A surprisingly big talent stands up”.

credits

released October 30, 2015

Danny Fisher: Acoustic Guitar
David Austin: Acoustic Guitar
Grant Windsor: Piano, Fender Rhodes & Synths
Alex Bonfanti: Bassguitar & Synthbass
Richard Spaven: Drums, Percussion & Synths
Fridolijn van Poll: Vocals & Synths

Band recorded by Grant Windsor at the Aviary, London - August 2014
Vocals recorded by Axel Reinemer, at Jazzanova Recording Studio, Berlin – October 2014

Drums on Whimsical recorded by Vincent Helbers, at Flowriders Studio – Amsterdam.

Mixed by Axel Reinemer at Jazzanova Recording Studio – Berlin.

Mastered by Calyx Mastering – Berlin.



Catching Currents is produced by Fridolijn
Co-produced by Richard Spaven


Photography: Laura Andalou
Design: Sophi Deinum

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Fridolijn's folktronica songs sound like a daydream, slowly spiralling you inwards. Swirling synths, folky guitars, evocative lyrics and Fridolijn's crystal clear voice pull you into her world.

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