Snowapple Collective are Laurien, Una and Laura, a Dutch trio known for their unique genre-blending sound. They are releasing a new album on 30th September on Zip Records, called Wrong Feet.
Wrong Feet is a tribute to Sean Bergin: jazz with an African and Caribbean flavour, reimagined as catchy tunes with vocal harmonies. At the core of the album are three songs – “Green Morning”, “Afternoon” and “Lemon Lullaby” – created in collaboration with West African musicians. These energetic, danceable tracks seamlessly combine Snowapple’s sound with traditional percussion and buzzing, electric synth lines.
The collection features an exquisite track named Green Morning with Mame N’Diack Thiam as a special guest on voice and production. Green Morning is an energising and moving number, shot through with rich bass lines and multiple layers of instrumentation. The track is laden with emotion; there’s a powerful feeling of joy at its core. From its simple opening notes and vocals, there follows a beautifully paced build of instrumentation and the trio’s startlingly rich harmonies serve to enrich the production.
Lemon Lullaby is equally striking for its harmonies while Afternoon is a dreamy number with harmonies to get lost in. The Island dials things down, a still midway point of the album. It bursts out into a joyous, playful brass and vocals mix, filtering slowly back into the refrain from the beginning, ‘Where is she now?’ The full power of those Andrews Sisters ’40s harmonies are in full flow on the eighth track Monster – also an example of Snowapple’s ability to genre-hop with ease. The album is shot through with the band’s love of humour too, which surfaces on several of the tracks, such as Ginger Tea.
The video, below, sees Mame N’Diack Thiam connecting with nature and meditation on Green Morning.
Snowapple’s fifth album, Wrong Feet, will be released on Zip Records. A concert on its release takes place on 30th September in Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
Snowapple website Album release: Wrong Feet, Zip Records