Fifi Rong – ‘The One’
“Sinewy harmonies and driving rhythms … another stomping success from Rong” – The Line of Best Fit (on ‘The Same Road)
“A divine piece of digital soul, both intense and transgressive at the same time” – Clash Music (on ‘The Same Road)
“One of the strongest album openers in British music history, right now Fifi can do no wrong” – Complex (on Fifi’s contribution to Konnichiwa)
London-based singer, songwriter and producer Fifi Rong, whose constant stream of independent releases and contributions to Skepta’s Mercury Award-winning ‘Konnichiwa’, Tricky’s ‘False Idols’ and electro legends Yello’s current album ‘Toy’ have thrilled her everexpanding and deeply devoted fan base, is back with a new song.
‘The One’ represents the final instalment in a trilogy of singles, which began with the critically acclaimed ‘Future Never Comes’ and continued with the equally celebrated ‘The Same Road’. Yet again, Rong proves that she is not an artist prepared to stand still. Gone are the 80s soundscapes, to be replaced by multi-layered sounds and varying echoes with a distinctly organic and upbeat feel, heavily influenced by reggae and dub, and all served up with a generous slice of pop. In Fifi’s own words:
“Whereas a lot of my songs/productions represent only a part of me, this track sums up my creative evolution really nicely. It combines my very early influences in sounds and the most recent progress in my song writing. It’s something I’m proud to present as a true reflection of where I am musically. Whilst the soundscape of this production is dark and quirky, I’m definitely having fun with it all, finding peace in seemingly bad situations and enjoying life as it comes.”
The track was mixed by Isabel Gracefield whose credits include Sam Smith, The XX, Benjamin Clementine and Emeli Sande among others.
‘The One” is out on 13 October 2017 and will be available across all major online stores and streaming platforms
Single Launch Show:
Oct 19 – Archspace London, London E8
Fifi Rong will appear live as special featured guest on Yello’s forthcoming arena-tour:
Nov 29 Festhalle Frankfurt …..Nov 30 Hallenstadion Zurich
Dec 3 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg ….. Dec 5 Olympiahalle Munich
Dec 6 Stadthalle D Vienna ….. Dec 8 Porsche Arena Stuttgart ….. Dec 9 Lanxess Arena Cologne