Laid Back Bedroom Pop from Oklahoma. - Josh Fudge: Second Date
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posted 26 Oct 2020 by Krister Axel
Nostalgic undertones and big, washy choruses make this song better every time you listen.

We have written about Josh before - he is a young indie performer and songwriter that mixes elements of electronic folk, dance music, and dream pop. "Second Date" is a wistful and cheery slow-soul confection filled with fuzzy synths and warm, vintage tones that brings to mind the laid-back vibes of Mac DeMarco.

This dreamy synth jam explores the unfortunate circumstances of a relationship that has lost its momentum. As we spend a few minutes missing the way things used to be, Josh Fudge delivers a haunting and understated vocal performance. His smooth tenor blends with a jazz-flavored club vibe, as we enjoy a silky brew of swing beats and ambling major-chord turnarounds. Nostalgic undertones and big, washy choruses make this song better every time you listen, as "Second Date" draws a clear line from 60's dinner-jazz all the way to modern bedroom pop. Exciting stuff from this Oklahoma City prodigy.

Josh Fudge is an 18-year-old instrumentalist and songwriter from Oklahoma City. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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