The next slice of excellence from M Field from the debut solo self-titled EP out 2nd September – the new single is called Fiona and is once again produced by Bullion Nilüfer Yanya, Westerman, Orlando Weeks.
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M Field shares a forth single from his upcoming self-titled EP due out on the 2nd of September through Leafy Outlook. Fiona is centred on the foundation of the tessellating sounds and rhythms of a rhumba.
“I had the idea for ‘Fiona’ at a place called Port Shepstone on the east coast of South Africa,” explains Field.
“My band was doing a gig there and I went for a walk on the beach and I sang this melody. The name came with the melody – ‘unbidden’ as they say (do they say that?). I made a note of it and when I got back home I did a rough arrangement of it. That demo hung around for a long time, with very buzzy guitar takes and no verses. Then last year I finished it, added the verses and produced and mixed it with Bullion, over the phone/internet between Cape Town and London. It is obvious, but I will add that the guitars are inspired by Congolese rumba and soukous music, which I deeply love. I don’t know what the song is about, and used to worry about it. At some point I realised that the repeated names might be separated by a comma, creating two Fionas.”