Ten Fé – Hit The Light LP
‘Hit The Light’ is the debut album release by Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, aka Ten Fé. The 11 track LP from the London-based duo is due for release on 3 February 2017. This follows the release of their acclaimed singles, ‘Make Me Better’, ‘In The Air’, ‘Elodie’ and ‘Turn’, earlier this year, all hitting no. 2 Hype Machine and amassing over 5 millions Spotify streams.
Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), ‘Hit The Light’ is a highly accomplished album with a captivating concoction of styles. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and the band’s signature energetic mix of Americana, Manchester baggy and soulful vocals.
Named ‘Hit The Light’ after the big theme of the album: coming from dark into light; an act of renewal. The album is the result of 4 long years’ of work, which has led them from busking on the London Underground, through a bedroom in Birmingham, to eventually recording in Berlin. The depth of their relationship, creative and personal, has seen them through. It’s no coincidence the name of this band means “Have faith”.
The LP takes you on a journey with the band, a monumental road-trip with Ben and Leo sharing the driving as they each take lead on their own compositions.
The first track to be shared from the album – ‘Overflow’ – is an urgent and vibrant electronic-indie track; an emotional, driving, ode to love lost. Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan’s interwoven vocal, guitar and synth lines create a lush bed of harmony through the track. This time Ben takes lead vocal, delivering in a rich baritone how he “waited a while for love to spark, next I know I’m in the dark”, before ending the song on a defiantly optimistic note, that ”love is there so let it overflow again”. Listen to it HERE:
‘Hit The Light’ will be available through SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS] on CD (SKL004CD), Digital (SKL004DA1) and the LP version is a double vinyl LP (SKL004LP). Pre-order the album through Ten Fé’s store HERE and iTunes HERE (you will get ‘Elodie’ and ‘Overflow’ as instant grats via itunes).
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
9. Make Me Better
11. July Rain