It is amazing how certain songs cause us to reflect back on some of the most pertinent moments in our lives. Among independent artists the original sounds of vintage-style tracks often dominate the scene giving way to a distinct flavor that is not often heard in the mainstream and when it is, the world quickly takes notice. The latest release Make It from Fox & Mew’s EP Fox & Mew-in cahoots is one example of how the funky and soulful sounds of early music deeply influences some of the most viral tracks of today. Their single Make It is a sleek alloy of pop, funk, and soul that crosses sound and time borders.
Music fans that enjoy the sounds of English band Sweetback and Groove Theory will be drawn into the sounds of Fox & Mew. Make It contains just the right elements to deliver smooth rhythms, honey-drenched vocals, and soulful ambiance while still pounding out a sharp danceable track. The layers of percussion, horns, strings, and electronic elements served up by producer Mark Dawson known as Fox, artistically create an entertaining listening experience that will have you ready to roam the nightlife. Synths added to the track give it an urban 90s music feel often heard on some of the most influential underground tracks, opening the flood gates for an epic blood-pumping jam session.
The vocals delivered on the track laid with crisp precision; they are warm, soulful, and packed with personality and appeal. Vocalist Emily Coy, who goes by the Moniker Mew, lashes out jazzy versus mixed with pop vibes to create a fun and funky mix of sweet and sassy. She performs with a dynamic range that captures the spirit of the songwriting while appealing to the senses. The duo fuses tough lyrics with a tapestry of beats to emit a hard-hitting sound that reverberates for days.
The duo known as Fox & Mew, Mark Dawson and Emily Coy are bringing a fresh-cut sound to the music scene. An eclectic team of music masterminds, the two deliver an array of music experience to the soundstage. Fox, who got his start in music at the age of 12 is a musician and producer known for his work with numerous bands as a lead-guitarist as well as his current work with Sneaky-Creek. Mew, a professional vocalist is known as a “vocal chameleon” who can adapt to almost any genre ranging from pop to rock, and house to name a few. Also a songwriter and producer, Mew covers a wide variety of genres and recently has been working her magic in the world of electronic dance music. Their latest EP, Fox & Mew-”in cahoots” is a commercial-ready fusion of funk, soul, and disco influences with modern appeal.