Featuring an exceptional example of experimental electronica drenched in pop lyricism, ‘Fudge’ is the latest effort of NYC trio Occurrence. Since last year they have been on a mission to announce their upcoming album SLOW VIOLENCE, releasing April 7th. Unveiling a plethora of singles in the process, the American group has been showcasing knowledge, taste and willingness to expand their artistic horizons. Take ‘Fudge’: on a bed of distorted and punchy electronica, Occurrence builds enchanting and luscious vocals, as if they were trying to influence some sort of order into the wonderful musical chaos they seem to be navigating in.
The song is a testament to the trio’s creative genius. ‘Fudge’ began as a failed attempt, with the band unable to make it work. But Ken Urban found inspiration in Cat Hollyer’s vocals and used a sampler to create a new melody around them, as well as utilizing Johnny’s operatic part from the original track. When the new arrangement was played for Cat and Johnny Hager during the recording process, they were both impressed and delighted.
The track itself is a prime example of the type of music that allowed Cat to showcase a more intimate and provocative side of herself, something she initially felt bashful about. There’s no denying the quality and truthfulness of her vocals: kidnapping the listener’s attention, they proceed on a journey through the complexity of human nature, as if the whole song was in fact an effort to understand more about our nuanced living experience.
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