“Finn Askew’s take on melody-rich hyperpop sees the Somerset-born songwriter
finding a summer-washed timelessness that revels in youth and excitement” The Line of Best Fit
“A self-contained DIY talent… finessing a sound that is truly his own” Clash Music
“A soulful yet sharp sound” COLORSXSTUDIO
UK-based singer-songwriter, Finn Askew reveals his latest single ‘Adidas’. LISTEN HERE.
As the latest offering from his forthcoming EP, ‘Adidas’ serves to reveal a different side to the multi-instrumentalist with its rolling guitar riffs and hook-heavy chorus, further cementing Finn as one of the most exciting artists emerging artists to come out of the UK.
“I wanted to make a song where after the first listen the listener would be able to sing back the chorus word for word, I feel like I accomplished that with Adidas! It’s a proper earworm. It’s also the first song I’ve released with my producer congee! he’s one of my favourite people to work with & this is the first of many bangers we have in the locker! I’m super excited about this song, I wrote it nearly 3 years ago so it’s about time the world heard it!”
For proof that remarkable talent can flourish in the most unexpected places, look no further than Finn Askew. Hailing from a sleepy market town in Somerset, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter could scarcely be further removed from any sort of music scene, and yet he’s raising the bar for the rest of the industry with his soulful yet streetwise sound.
As engaging and passionate in person, as he is on record, today Finn recalls a near-idyllic childhood in the countryside, shielded from the harsher realities of city living. He describes his home life as happy, his family as creative, and credits his father for his early appreciation of music. Guitar tuition was sought and subsequently abandoned as Finn grew frustrated at the rigor of lessons, and in a display of – what would prove to be – characteristic independence, he simply continued to experiment on the instrument alone.
He draws on all of this in his songwriting today. Wildly eclectic in his outlook, Finn actively rejects the concept of genre constraints and takes a magpie-like approach to songwriting, creating exciting new hybrids in the process. R&B, jazz, rap, emo, and indie-rock all coalesce on his debut Peach EP, with stunning results.
‘Adidas‘ is out now via Polydor Records, buy/stream it here.