Nicolay has returned with a new single called “The Brightest Star,” which comes from the forthcoming City Lights Volume 3: Soweto. Largely instrumental in the tradition of City Lights songs, “The Brightest Star” is flavored with vocal stylings from Carmen Rodgers and Phonte (“Let the brightest star be your guide.”). The b-side is a non-album track called “Afterglow” with vocals by Tamisha Waden and Phonte, and flute melodies by Tim Smith. Listen below.
Nicolay and Phonte have released a new video for the song “Better” from their recent album, Love in Flying Colors. The song features Eric Roberson and Shana Tucker, and it may be our favorite track from the whole record.
Also, The Foreign Exchange will be launching the Love in Flying Colors tour in March, and will be crossing more of the globe than the group has toured in the past. The tour begins at the Capetown International Jazz Festival in South Africa.
Initial tour dates are below, as well as the video for The Foreign Exchange’s “Better” featuring Eric Roberson and Shana Tucker.
Love in Flying Colors, the new album from the Foreign Exchange, is refreshingly upbeat, and richly emotional. A collection of love songs, the record is happier than the group’s 2010 release, Authenticity, but just as complex. Nicolay and Phonte capture the dream-like, and yet moody, experience of being in love – the euphoria that comes with the beginning of a relationship mixed with the doubt carried over from past pain.
The Foreign Exchange has just dropped the first single from their forthcoming album Love In Flying Colors, and it’s called “Call it Home.” Check out the video below. “Call it Home” is out now in digital music stores, and features an instrumental version of the song along with a b-side track that won’t be on the album called “Pity.”
With +FE Music: The Reworks, the Foreign Exchange family has released an album of beautifully progressive soul music. The release features remixes of past tracks – actually the word “remix” doesn’t quite capture the record’s adventurous sounds. These songs truly are reworks, most of them jumping into entirely different sub-genres from their original versions. And, while many remix albums are usually bonus projects or holdovers to satiate fans while they wait for the next real album, The Reworks stands on its own as a composition. In fact, it shines.