EDY FOREY is a quirky, enigmatic music duo from up there in Scotland. They are vocalist Edy Szewy and pianist Guilhem Forey and they call their music “urban Jazz”. They say they take a contemporary approach to music, fusing retro rhythm & blues, soul and funk and delivering it in a jazz context. Edy’s heroes and influences number Donny Hathaway, Phylis Hyman, Gill Scott-Heron and Lauryn Hill while Guilhem cites people like Michel Petrucciani, Chick Corea, George Duke and Herbie Hancock as musical role models – so, easy to understand where they’re coming from!
Hear just that on the duo’s debut single – a unique, peculiar but catchy and beguiling ‘Fire’. The tune is a real builder driven by the drumming of Femi Koleoso (from Ezra Collective) and the bass lines of Adam King. Edy’s vocal is totally distinctive and Guilhem’s keys sparkle. The engineer on the track is GRAMMY award winning producer Bob Power, the engineer behind D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and A Tribe Called Quest, who remarks: “In my 35+ years in the upper echelons of the professional music business, I have seldom met a duo with more talent and drive. They combine a unique and compelling blend of pop music sensibility with a deep foundation of advanced musicianship.”
Edy Forey’s ‘Fire’ won’t be every one’s cup of soul or jazz but it blends elements of both in a most intriguing and exciting way – one to watch for sure. The track is taken from the duo’s forthcoming album ‘Culture Today’, set for release in 2024. In the meantime, take ‘Fire’ for a test drive. It’s out now and you’ll hear it delivers on all sorts of levels.