RELEASE Catching Currents
LABEL V2 Records Benelux
P-vine Records - Japan
Sunrise Records - Hong Kong & Taiwan
CITY Amsterdam / London
Fridolijn - Voice & synths
Danny Fisher & David Austin - acoustic guitars
Richard Spaven - Drums
Niels Broos - Fender Rhodes
Hugo den Oudsten: (synth)Bass
"If Nick Drake was a graceful young lady, living this day in age, this is the album she would have made."
Translated from Jazzism Magazine - Best of 2015
Singer and songwriter from Amsterdam
Fridolijn released an album with her band Finn Silver in 2011, which reached #1 chart positions in both Holland and Japan.
Fridolijn performed at venues and festivals like Billboard Live Tokyo, North Sea Jazz Festival and Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Fridolijn has been touring with:
Stuart McCallum (UK Guitarist of Cinematic Orchestra) ( Albumfeature on McCallum's album City + new single coming up in May 2017
Richard Spaven: (UK drummer for Jose James, Flying Lotus, Jamie Woon ao) - albumfeature on Spaven's album Whole Other + live shows.
Kairos 4tet, (UK jazzband, winner of MOBO award) - international tour.
Gideon Van Gelder: Pianist for Jose James - liveshows.
Fridolijn was a member of singer/songwriter supergroup Ladies of the Lowlands
Fridolijn hosted the monthly vocal session at Amsterdam's (in)famous North Sea Jazz Club
About Catching Currents:
Catching Currents is Fridolijn's solo debut. The album is produced by Fridolijn & co-produced by Richard Spaven, who is known as drummer for Jose James, Flying Lotus, Guru+, and Gregory Porter.
Catching Currents was recorded at the Aviary studio in London (band) JRS Berlin (vocals) and was mixed by Jazzanova's Axel Reinemer, at Jazzanova Recording Studio in Berlin.
With Catching Currents Fridolijn got signed to V2 Records Benelux.
Japan: Catching Currents was released on Pvine records Japan, reached top 10 in the Japanese Jazzcharts, and sees broad radio airplay on Japan's biggest radiostations such as J-wave and North Wave (where it was album of the week).
Key track "Frame This" has been playlisted on many Spotify lists and currently clocks close 1.000.000 Spotifystreams, and counting.
Fridolijn is an independant artist with a good small team of indies around: V2 Records (Recordlabel Benelux), BiGiAM (Management + PR UK), P vine ( recordlabel Japan), Fuga (Digital distribution) and Missing Sync (publishing).
"She manages to move, impress and lure you in with timeless popsongs."
Translated from Velvet Recordstore Magazine
“Had Nick Drake been a graceful young woman living this day in age, this is the album she would have made.” With this enchanting quote Jazzism magazine gave Fridolijn's solo debut Catching Currents a glorious spot in their best of 2015 list.
Fridolijn, an original singer and songwriter hailing from Amsterdam first appeared in 2011 with the release of 'Crossing the Rubicon', by her band Finn Silver. A self-released debut, that used jazz, pop and hiphop influences to create an original sound. The album reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan. It brought the band to international stages like Billboard Live Tokyo & Osaka as well as North Sea Jazz Festival. Itunes Japan gave the band a top feature with a Single of the week, resulting in 60.000 downloads. iTunes Netherlands hauled the band 'New Jazz Artist of the Year'.
Fridolijn became a member of Singer/Songwriter supergroup 'Ladies of the Lowlands', and toured internationally with British jazzband Kairos 4tet, pianist Gideon van Gelder, Cinematic Orchestra guitaritst Stuart McCallum (UK) and became host of the monthly vocal session at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazzclub.
2015 was the year to withdraw and focus on writing music again. With songwriters Danny Fisher and David Austin she took to the idyllic British countryside where the three ended up writing personal, deep and beautiful new music. The efforts of multiple writing sessions resulted in a magical studio session in London, during the summer of 2014. With a British topband of Richard Spaven on drums (Jose James/ Flying Lotus), Grant Windsor on keys (Jose James/ Gregory Porter), fellow songwriters Danny Fisher and David Austin on acoustic guitars, and Alex Bonfanti on bass Fridolijn and her band recorded a brand new album. With the help of mixing engineer Axel Reinemer and producer Richard Spaven the album was finalized at the Jazzanova Recording Studio in Berlin.
The result is Catching Currents: a striking solo debut that blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, singersongwriter, jazz, electronica, and broken beats and blends them into touching songs.
With Catching Currents Fridolijn got signed to V2 Records Benelux and P-vine Records Japan, where it climbed the jazzcharts up to the top 10. The album was launched with an hour long concert at a crowded Bitterzoet. The response to the album was impressive: A solo debut of overwhelming ripeness. (Revolver's Lust for Live magazine), It's only a matter of time for Catching Currents to become a succes. It would be more than deserved. (Platomania), Fridolijn manages to move, seduce and impress with timeless popsongs. (Velvet Records).
Openingtrack Frame This is approaching 1 million streams on Spotify. Catching Currents will be released on vinyl on Record Store Day 2017.
When Fridolijn is asked to why she decided to move on by herself and releasing a highly personal album under her own name she replies: “When all currents seem to suddenly be flowing in a different direction than you, you can either struggle on, battle the undertow, or you can let go, catch the current, and let yourself be carried towards the unknown...” An intuitive, daring move, proven to be the right one. Or as Written in Music wrote: “A surprisingly big talent stands up”.
Directed by HELEEN BLANKEN
Edited and Filmed by BRAM JUIST
Directed by Laura Andalou
Edited and Filmed by Piet van Steen
"A solodebut of overwhelming ripeness."
**** Translated from Lust for Life Magazine
"There's no other way for Catching Currents than to become a succes."
Translated from Platomania recordstore magazine