Faten Kanaan reveals new track ‘Florin Court’ from her fifth album ‘Afterpoem’ set for release on 24th February via Fire Records.
A captivating composition, new single ‘Florin Court’ “is in two movements. The first: a circling soaring perpetual motion…a reflection of my love for the keyboard as an instrument. The second is a shuffling room of polite nods & awkward bows”. Faten Kanaan
‘Afterpoem’ is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.
From the repetitive structures of modern minimalism and early music/baroque influences – to more languid textural ebbs and tides, there’s a warmth in her use of synthesizers that gives the album a curiously timeless feel. Composing intuitively, her music has often been described as ‘strange’, mostly because it creates its own world- one that isn’t easily categorised.
The album’s title refers to the haze of a poem’s intended meaning being abstractly fleeting and barely graspable. Glistening threads of understanding still touch us – the poetry becoming intimately personal, and no further literal explanation is needed.
Mastered by Heba Kadry, ‘Afterpoem’ traces the metaphysical threads connecting us. It’s about love: for people, for nature, for the world around us. Complex feelings are translated into tangible objects we extend to each other through words, actions, music.
It’s about being romantic in our approach to everything. About welcoming mysteries… being just on the edge of having answers, but not always needing them.
“Lets playfulness weave through her cinematic forms as orchestral tapestries, chamber folk and electronics commune.” MOJO magazine