Friday, April 19, 2019

[LOOK LISTEN ] FEE LION // 𝕭𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖉 𝖘𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘

Lithuanian-born Justina Kairyte AKA FEE LION has been making music tor as long as she's existed - the early introduction of Kraftwerk from her par­ ents' record collection cemented the marriage of electronic music and pop in FEE's dark synthpop material. Since the project's gestation, FEE LION has grown to exist within an audiovisual universe of its own, taking on influence from cinema, fashion, and human-machine integration. Even as a child, Kairyte's creative impulse was a/I-encompassing, carrying over to costum­ ing, drawing, and dance, but as her artistic vision grew, her skil/set had to as well - in 2015, she taught herself electronic circuitry, which translated into designing and creating a light-up dress featuring LED strips, clear vinyl, and neoprene. But latex was a revelation. Discovering and working with sleek, malleable latex paralleled her journey into darker, provocative songwriting, replete with precise synthesis and vocal hooks to boot. 

Enter Blood Sisters. The tour-song EP is the culmination of two hard years' work, one that combines and highlights FEE LION's dedication with her inter­ nal monologue. Take "Re:(visit)," a song that has existed in several forms throughout FEE's career. What originally began as "re:," an inspection of modern romantic woes set to minimal backing track and guitar, transformed into a sultry, electronic anthem - vocals and production more confident and clear than ever. And that's just the first single. Blood Sisters is the FEE LION formula dialed to eleven, but rather than simply upping the amplitude, multi-instrumentalist Kairyte has crafted something exact, tasteful, and un­-stoppably catchy. 


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