Ten Fé, ‘Hit the Light’

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This '80s wave electro-pop masterpiece exhibits high-end production delivered simplistically, almost like Moorhouse and Duncan were channeling their inner Depeche Mode-meets-White Lies while making this track emphatically their own.
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Ten Fé’s long awaited debut LP has finally arrived. Londoners Leo Duncan and Ben Moorhouse have managed to put forth a stellar array of songs in an 11-track synth-heavy work of art.  Since announcing in 2016 that work on their debut album would begin, the duo has released several teaser tracks to critical acclaim. Standout singles “Overflow” and “Make Me Better” set the bar high for Hit the LightFortunately, the new LP not only lives up to but consequently shatters all expectations.

Produced by Ewan Pearson, this LP seems to garner the finest both musicians have to offer. This Electronic Indie-Pop gem boasts a healthy amount of catchy guitar hooks that mesh smoothly with the gentle melancholic vocals set forth by the pair, most notable on Duncan’s dreamy and effortless delivery, intertwining baritone and faletto tones on track “Turn”. Astute lyrics abound, as displayed on newly released single “Twist Your Arm” which asserts “I give you love, so I don’t understand why I gotta twist your arm, to hold your hand”, describing a common feeling nearly everyone can relate to at some point when partaking in a fruitless one-sided relationship.

Hit the Light is replete with pleasant melodies and remarkable song-writing, which comes full-circle on “Elodie”. The ace under the debut LP’s sleeve.

This ’80s wave electro-pop masterpiece exhibits high-end production delivered simplistically, almost like Moorhouse and Duncan were channeling their inner Depeche Mode-meets-White Lies while making this track emphatically their own.

With new album in tow, Ten Fé will be embarking on an extensive tour to promote their first-rate debut album, including a stop at one of the United States’ biggest music festivals: Bonnaroo. Be sure to download the new album Hit the Light were available, as this promises to be one for the top lists of 2017 or learn more about the band by visiting their website at www.tenfemusic.com. 

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