Introducing: Finnegan Tui – Bones
Kiwi-born songwriter and producer, Finnegan Tui dances with tradition. His latest release, ‘Bones’, does exactly this. Releasing via AWAL on the 17th of March, ‘Bones’ is a vulnerable and intricately crafted folk-leaning track. The song sees Finnegan effortlessly weave his rich vocal tone around a soft bed of finger-picking guitars and reversed string arrangements.
The track was co-produced and co-written by Jasper Trim, the producer behind much of Finnegan’s discography. The critically acclaimed German composer, Robot Koch added his peculiar electronic flair to the production.
On ‘Bones’, Finnegan explores the themes of love and time, which often intertwine. He longs for simpler times and the ataraxy of youth, admitting that “She may call me home/One day I may go”. Towards the song’s climax, its production takes a distinct sonic turn with the introduction of an explosive, filtered bass – showcasing the production talent of Robot and Jasper. This, juxtaposed with Finnegan’s soothing vocal harmonies, creates an enchanting folktronica ballad that will long be remembered.
Despite having only released four singles, Finnegan has turned the heads of multiple publications, including BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing, Wonderland, Notion, XS Noize, and Earmilk to name a few. Additionally, he has amassed over 45,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Now, at age 22, and with his debut EP ‘Zephyr’ complete, the human story of Finnegan Tui is soon to be heard.