Fyvr releases "Almost Happy"on Young Heavy Souls. His approach to music embraces lo-fi aesthetics, sampling analog synthesizers and recording to cassette tape.
With 'Almost Happy', Fyvr delivers a highly accessible 9-song album that is sure to bridge the gap between casual listeners and lo-fi hip-hop connoisseurs. The title track brings a sleepy, laid-back swing, punctuated by snapping percussion and quivering melodies. muzak and golfers bounces along with a pulsating bass line that punches through a thick wall of tape hiss. The crisp chords on "Ok, Let's Go" bubble beneath a gliding g-funk inspired lead and knocking drums.
Throughout the album you can feel the inspiration of each city Fyvr has called home. There’s the neo-soul chord progressions and hip-hop sensibilities of Michigan paced to the grind and haste of Brooklyn, New York and tinted with the humid isolation of Portland, Maine.
Visual artist and Portland-native Chriophelia created original artwork for the album and singles. She translates Fyvr’s audio aesthetic visually with warped, tightly cropped black and white portaits, accented with cuts of color.
'Almost Happy' is now available digitally on all major platforms. Cassettes and CDs will available soon.