Balthazar - Fever
2019 will kick off with a bang with a brand new album from Belgium’s finest musical export Balthazar.
It’s clear from the opening notes of the album’s first and title track "Fever" that the five-piece have changed, not least due to their individual musical pursuits over the past few years. Opening with a rolling languid bass riff, "Fever" unfurls into a slinky sunset jam, a swooping string motif adding drama to the funky bustle that fanfares Balthazar into new territory with their fourth album; honest, playful and underpinned with a carefree abandon from two extraordinary songwriters.
Following the band’s self-imposed hiatus, a break that saw frontmen and writing partners Jinte Deprez and Maarten Devoldere pursuing different individual interests from both a personal and creative perspective that has ultimately led the band to fashion their most cohesive album to date.
FEVER - 25th January 2019 through Play it Again Sam