Canadian alt-pop/ new wave rockers Evil Tongues have unveiled their new synth-infused single, “Fine”.
The debut drop from the duo was born of the global pandemic that pushed the pair to the top of their songwriting prowess. “Fine”’s lyrics evoke a somber, devastated Jennifer Di coping with isolation, depression, anxiety; and the cinematic inspired soundscape is delivered by engineer Mike Allain.
“Mike wrote the foundation for the song,” explains Di, “I asked him to make something that sounded like it would be in the movie Tron.”
Their debut track, “Fine”, was mixed by JUNO Award-winning engineer Kevin Dietz (Toronto), and mastered by GRAMMY Award-winning Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge Mastering (NYC).
“I wrote the chorus lyrics for ‘Fine’ while lying on my floor on a sunny, freezing cold Edmonton winter day,” reveals Di, citing pandemic-ridden isolation as the driving force behind her creativity. “Picture someone wandering aimlessly around their house, talking to themselves, playing guitar in the middle of the night, and lying on their floor during the day. That’s probably a pretty accurate mental picture of where I was at,” she says.
The results are a pure fire debut. “Fine” merrily juxtaposes upbeat electronic alt-rock synth new wave pop with menacingly honest vulnerable vox. Where Mother Mother and Dragonette open the door, Evil Tongues laps up, walks through, and commands. Mesmerizing rushing verses welcome a pulsating, ear-worm-inducing chorus. As the bridge nears, Di trades in her signature vocals for a spoken word twist – an effective, eerie, madness-questioning move. On “Fine”, it’s Di begging to be released. It’s the listener begging it not to stop.
The duo has unveiled an official lyric video to accompany the track.
“I had the lights in the vocal booth turned completely off, so it was just me alone in the studio, in the dark, with only my words,” Di recollects, adding, “Each take was like a slow-building volcano of emotions.”
Check out the lyric video for “Fine” below, and stay up to date with Evil Tongues via their socials.
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