Rising UK artist FJ Law is back today with a beautifully emotive slice of indie-pop that is sure to captivate any listener.
Inspired by the fictional love story between Ross and Rachel from F.R.I.E.N.D.S, new single ‘paperweight’ is a guitar-driven piece of music that looks at the process of trying to save what’s left from a fading relationship.
The track marks an exciting year for FJ Law, who continues to find his work featured across prominent British media outlets and on multiple editorial Spotify playlists.
Hailing from the English seaside city of Brighton comes promising newcomer AIYANA. With a gorgeously melodic approach to pop, this rising artist creates songs that feel fragile and emotive in tone, while still maintaining a fresh and light essence.
Produced by the equally talented FJ Law, melancholic debut single ‘all my friends‘ is all about the breakdown of friendships, as AIYANA explains:
“‘all my friends’ was written about the time I fell out with one of my best friends – one night I was told out of the blue that we shouldn’t spend time together anymore. I actually wrote this song before it all happened, like I knew it was coming. The song is the combination of broken friendships, loneliness and at the time, the feeling of nostalgia knowing my friends and I were moving on from university soon.”
Be sure to follow this emerging artist as she readies the release of her upcoming EP, entitled ‘Friends Forever’ (out soon).
In my view, FJ Law is one British name to watch out for. In a relatively short time, this talent has already had love from BBC Introducing and Mahogany, as well as Spotify (who included his songs to their flagship New Music Friday UK, Fresh Finds, and Bloom playlists).
Now he’s back with another gem in the form of ‘catch 22’, a song which features hook-laden beats and synths, and showcases FJ Law’s unique ability to create alternative, indie-pop hits.
“The story of this song is based around a party I attended. Before she arrived I would play a psychological tennis game in my head, a back and forth of trying to decide the right thing to do… I was stuck in a catch 22. I knew it was a lose lose situation between entertaining her games or having to admit that it was over. I knew at this particular party enough was enough. I left before she arrived. I remember the feeling of satisfaction and adrenalin and how proud of myself I was in the car on the way home. It was summer, I had the windows down and the music up. I finally did what was best for me. It was a great feeling.”
Taken from the upcoming debut EP ‘Tape 1’ which is out on 14th May 2021.
Few things hurt more than those early days after a break-up when feelings are dark and emotions are raw.
This song is a perfect encapsulation of those vibes, and provides a stunning introduction to a British talent who has already worked alongside the likes of Nina Nesbitt and Kwassa, and had support from the likes of BBC Radio 1.
“I was in the beginning of a pretty heavy break up. We knew it had finished but it was hard to sink in. The song is about anger, betrayal and the explosive emotional expression of ‘F*CK YOU’ to both your ‘friend’ and your ex who you feel betrayed you. The release of the chorus in the song mirrors the release of emotion I was feeling after I saw my ex and a friend leave a bar together – ‘Are you going for afters? I know you’re going for afters.’ I tried to mask my upset and dismiss my anger by putting on a brave, sarcastic face, and followed an adrenaline fuelled pursuit to get absolutely wasted alone. Hoping drink by drink it would soften the blow. It did…but the elephant never left the room.”