CD Review // FKJ
French Kiwi Juice
FKJ came in like fire for the Spring Break shift in the music scene by releasing French Kiwi Juice on March 3. The electronic visionary is a Paris-based producer, hence French Kiwi Juice, who kills the game with a sultry electronic album intermixed with sexy 1990s gangster rap beats; simulating a modern throwback experience for the listener.
“Better Give U Up” harkens the listener back to the days of Dr. Dre while transformed into a modern day electro love story. The lyrics inflict mystery and daze with its poetic lines, “Your eyes look like a mirror/and no more spells/my mind’s wearing a robe.” Bubbling kick drum and washboard synths have never been so conducive for setting a romantic scene.
One of the album’s standouts is “Vibin’ Out” ft. (((O))). It is a melancholy electronic song matched with the high pitched singing of (((O))). The track is perfect for a relaxing day, using hazy, shimmering synths to elevate the listener beyond reality. It has a sky-high, riding-on-a-cloud type feeling, sounding airy and light. With dynamic chord progressions rising from beneath the song’s airy nature around the two-minute mark, the listener is further entrenched in FKJ’s masterful illusion.
French Kiwi Juice is an all-out vibe album. Certified to bring the sensation of Spring Break to any listener, CU Denver students are highly suggested to give this album a spin in the coming weeks.