Soooo into this new track from Japanese indie trio The fin. Their sound is a Europhile blend of synth-pop, chillwave and dream-pop, with English lyrics that hit on universal themes of everyday uncertainties.
“When I was a teenager, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or what I wanted to be. I was trying to forget the problem by concentrating on something. For me, it was playing guitar. I made this guitar riff first, and it has the vibes of the uncertainty that I used to have.”
Made up of Yuto Uchino (vocals and synths), Ryosuke Odagaki (guitar), and Kaoru Nakazawa (drums / bass), The fin. have performed at festivals worldwide, including Fuji Rock, SXSW and The Great Escape.
Last year’s Through The Deep EP prefaced their decision to move to London that autumn, where they have begun to develop themselves artistically through collaborative writing, recording, and touring with British artists and producers like Brad Spence, All We Are, Circa Waves, Last Shadow Puppets, Petite Noir and more.
The track “Missing” features heavy bass lines, Bee Gees era pop, and catchy vocals; it’s Cold Cave meets a Tame Impala or Parcels. They make it work. Their debut album There comes out June 8th, so in the meantime, listen to the awesome track “Missing” below.