A sequenced synth line buoys the vocal line at the start of ‘Easier To Lose’, the first single to be taken from Fortnight In Florida’s debut album In-flight Entertainment. Recorded at Rockfield studios under the guidance of engineer and producer Laurence Anslow, Fortnight In Florida pack a raft of diverse contemporary influences, ranging from Holy Ghost! and Massive Attack to Friendly Fires, into their blissed-out lysergic electro pop melange. Immersive, soulful, and subtle but ambitious, ‘Easier To Lose’ sees the group, which started as a purely electronic outfit, coming into their own after the recent incorporation of live elements into their shows and recorded music. As the track progresses, coruscating vocal harmonies and canny percussion enter the fray, swelling to a crescendo before the a singular guitar riff sees it out. ‘Easier To Lose’ is a testament to where Fortnight In Florida are at artistically now, ushering in all the yearning romance and vitality of a summer which can’t come too soon.
About ‘Easier To Lose’ Remixes
Darkjoint. Pulsating saw waves, thumping beats and a bass noise culled from some Ridley Scott fever dream transports ‘Easier to Lose’ from the Florida Keys to a neon soaked 8-bit city skyline.
Fallow. Fallow pulls out all the stops and uses every trick in the book to turn his remix into an instant house classic. With slick production on the vocals, a clever inversion of the main chord progression and even a Caribbean twist by way of a steel drum, nod the track towards the balearic shores of the Florida Keys.
DIMIX. Belgian EDM veteran DIMIX captures the four-to-the-floor dance potential in ‘Easier to Lose’ and transforms it into the kind of after-midnight techno thumper that pounds through sticky Antwerp dance floors in the pre-dawn starlight.
Ableminds. Nikola Tesla meets Prince in this electrifying pop classic by Ableminds. A sophisticated excavation of the pop sensibilities of ‘Easier to Lose’ gives this remix a fresh and insightful feel, making it prime material for the glitchfunk showcase at SXSW
“Brooding electronics with a neat pop twist.” Clash
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“Smooth electronic soul with lovely gently shuffling beats and gorgeous muted guitars” – blackplastic.co.uk
“The intro to this song dangerously flirts with a slow disco vibe (I actually thought it was Daft Punk), however, when singer Simon Middleton settles us down with a simple gesture of ‘It’s alright’, the song finds direction with subtle, ambient synths keeping the groove flowing accompanied but some excellent fills and progression by drummer Andrew Gallop (great name for a drummer).” – Bobby – Fresh On The Net
“Droning ambient hypnotism at it’s finest. Fans of The American Analogue Set please stop here.” – blornagain
About Fortnight in Florida
‘Fortnight In Florida’ are a London four-piece who consider Toro Y Moi, Holy Ghost! and Hot Chip as some of their biggest influences. Born from a shared love of disco, synth pop, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Alan Partridge quotes, Fortnight In Florida symbolises the will to escape the daily grind, expressed by their inimitable brand of blissed-out Electronic Pop’. After finishing a tour as keys player for Lianne La Havas, the band’s singer/songwriter Simon Middleton met Eamonn Dawe (bass/guitars) on a previous musical venture and ‘Fortnight In Florida’ was formed. Shortly after, they were joined on drums by Andrew Gallop, with Lyle Moxsom on guitars. With three singles and a debut EP So Long released in 2016, Fortnight In Florida made the ‘Glastonbury 2016 Emerging Talent’ longlist and the ‘Unsigned Guide’s Emerging Acts of 2017’ list having already been featured in their Spotlight blog. Their tracks ‘Cameo’ and ‘It’s Alright’ both made the ‘Fresh On The Net’ Fresh Faves, and received Radio play on BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio. In 2017 they launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them raise funds to record their debut album In-flight Entertainment at Rockfield in South Wales, UK. With the final touches being made to the album they look set to release it in Spring 2019.
See Fortnight in Florida live
SAT 23 MARCH – Gladstone Arms – London, UK
THU 28 MARCH – Hope & Anchor – Islington, UK
WED 3 APRIL – The Bedford – London, UK
WED 17 APRIL – Sebright Arms – Bethnal Green, UK
MON 29 APRIL – Half Moon – Putney, UK
FRI 10 MAY – The Islington – London, UK
FRI 24 MAY – Lechlade Festival 2019 – Lechlade, UK
SAT 13 JULY – Unknown venue – Oxfordshire, UK
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