It seems like Joris Feiertag planned to shoot for the moon in 2020. The drummer extraordinaire – who is releasing music as «Feiertag» since 2015 and collaborates among others with Kraak & Smaak or Pitto – put out already
an EP called «Severance» in January via Sonar Kollektiv. While we’re all still digesting it, the next drum-roll follows already: Together with the UK based singer Oli Hannaford (who can be heard on the track «Ocean» off «Severance») Feiertag has created his very own anthem for the current year.
«Seasons» is a piece of pop music you (unfortunately) only hear very rarely. The drums are funky, heavy and because of the dominant snare could almost be used as a hiphop beat. The sporadic brass sections and brief guitar roarings get interrupted by chord changes and breaks again and again turning the basic three-minute pop song into a masterstroke of arrangement and composition. Hannaford’s lyrics («for you I wait until the end…») complete the song to become an ode to spring, to friendship, to love and of course to life.
By the way: Feiertag’s 2020 is not coming to end yet. In late summer the second EP this year will follow («Heal»). You should prepare yourself for a sparkling summer.