Drimnagh rapper Fynch is back with ‘Pavement’, an alternative hip-hop ode to Stephen Malkmus, jock jams, and the marriage of Gerard Pique and Shakira.
On the back of 2021 releases ‘Soon’ and ‘Canal Straddle’, ‘Pavement’ marks a similar vein of smooth, lyrical hip-hop which Fynch has been previously lauded for.
With production from frequent collaborator Chxmist (TOYGIRL) and background vocals from acclaimed alt-pop duo Elkin (‘Bodies’, ‘Tokens’, ‘Win Win’), ‘Pavement’ is a distinctly soulful track, with Fynch’s lyrics and delivery marking a fresh assuredness in his art.
Lyrics referencing 90s indie rock band Pavement (hence the artwork harking back to the band’s 1997 album Brighten the Corners), House of Pain frontman Everlast, Blue Extra chewing gum and, as you may come to expect from a Fynch song, football bars that if you blink, you may miss.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had a bit of craic when writing my own songs,” Fynch says. “When someone wants me to feature on a track, I’ll always want to write the most eclectic and out there bars, but I always end up self-reflecting on my stuff and eventually, it becomes a bit dour.”
“On ‘Pavement’, there’s a bit of self-reflection, but it’s about me being a bit more assured, a bit more willing to showcase a confidence that I have in the deeper recesses of myself.”
“Nothing like a bit of a change of pace, even if I did manage to get a few football references in there. They’re my USP at this stage!”
‘Pavement’ is set for release on all platforms at Midnight on November 4th.
To celebrate the release of ‘Pavement’, Fynch is holding a single launch in Sin É on November 6th. Tickets are available here.
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