September 10, 2004

Who is Fried?

I am not fried, but I know some peoples who izzzzzz.

This is Fried we're talking about: a new duo featuring David Steele (who started Fine Young Cannibals) and a new American singer from N'awlins named Jonte Short. They have a self-titled debut CD of new soul that is far too sophisticated and emotional for the bullshit American r'n'b scene, where "real" Usher "joints" are in vogue.

This album has been getting
raves in the UK. TimeOut said that every song was a gem. I wouldn't go that far, but it's a real grower. The single When You Get Out Of Jail is KILLER. It's the type of music that Fantasia Barrino should (and probably won't) be singing because it harkens back to Aretha and other soul goddesses. Another fave is the delicate Love Is A Stranger sounds like it was recorded 30 years ago.

They don't seem to have a website yet, but...

Fried Whatever I Choose I Loose video sample
Fried When You Get Out Of Jail video - this song is fucking GREAT

Purchase it

1 comment:

small squirrel said...

Ooooooooooo! LOVE it as well.
Thanks for the 411. I don't tend to pay as much attention to former Beat members (except dave wakeling) as I should.....