There’s a certain kind of pop music that hides its hooks under abstract influences and aggressive noise. London newcomer Florence Van Camerijk, who performs as FVC, is no stranger to this phenomenon. A former backup singer for laptop-Britpop singer Oscar, her new single “Walking” is an unabashedly pop track, but laced with ’80s and ’90s sounds like riot grrrl and post-punk and grunge. “Walking” was produced by Rory Attwell, the ex-Test Icicle who has become a go-to producer for young UK rock bands. Like Attwell’s other clients the Vaccines, FVC has a knack for singing about very sad things in a very happy-go-lucky manner: “Thought I was dreaming when you called my name/ I guess I was.” The track is pulled from FVC’s debut EP Walking, to be released next month. Listen below.
The Walking EP will be self-released 11/20. Pre-order it here.