TRUTH OR DARE - FRIDOLIJN
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Music & Lyrics:
Danny Fisher, David Austin, Fridolijn van Poll
Production: Lieuwe Roonder & Fridolijn van Poll
Mix: Marcel Tegelaar
Mastering: Barry Gardner at Safe and Sound Mastering UK
Fridolijn van Poll: Vocals, Synths
David Austin: Guitar
Mark Schilders: Beats
Lieuwe Roonder: Synths, Beats, Sounddesign
© Freija Label 2020
Photo: Marinka Grondel
Amsterdam based singer and songwriter Fridolijn has developed a distinguished, evocative style, uniquely her own, which she likes to describe as dreamy folktronica. Her world feels like a lucid daydream where her songs unfold themselves. Presented in a classic songstructure, her crystalclear voice is being wrapped in soft layers of swirling synthesizers, acoustic folk-guitars and distant drums.
The release of Merry Go Round, on April 10th 2020 marked a new beginning for the artist, being first of a string of new releases, to be expected later in in the year. With this second single Truth or Dare Fridolijn shows another glimpse into her world.
The acoustic guitar, played by David Austin, leads the way, taking you by the hand
Fridolijn first appeared on the scene in 2011 with the release of 'Crossing the Rubicon', by her band Finn Silver. A self-released jazz, pop and hiphop-influenced debut, which reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan. It brought Fridolijn & her band to international Festivals like North Sea Jazz Festival, Injazz and Über Jazz, and to the stages of Billboard Live Tokyo, het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and The Tabernacle in Londen Itunes hauled her 'New Jazz Artist of the Year'.
Fridolijn was a member of Singer/Songwriter supergroup 'Ladies of the Lowlands', and recorded and performed internationally with British jazzband/MOBO winners Kairos 4tet, pianist Gideon van Gelder (Jose James), Cinematic Orchestra guitaritst Stuart McCallum (UK) and became host of the monthly vocal session at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazzclub.
With a combined 2 million streams on Spotify, international shows on stages like Billboard Live Tokyo, The Tabernacle London, and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and press coverage on blogs like Written in Music and NoDepression Fridolijn has steadily been making a name for herself. Merry Go Round shows us the artist took the time needed for refining her sound, making curious for what is yet to come.