London based pop rock/post-punk singer FVC aka Florence Van Camerijk has just premiered a brand new jubilant sounding song with sad lyrics “Walking” (which can be listened to here via SoundCloud) which will be on her upcoming EP “Walking EP” that will be self-released next month on November 20th.
“Walking” is definitely a pop song in a broad overall sense, but at the same time you can hear all of the punk rock undertones that are punching away from underneath the synthesizer and the vocals. Lyrically it tries to make light of missing someone you were once with and wishing they would want you back in the sense that it manages to convey these feelings in such an upbeat lighthearted manner. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:
A former backup singer for laptop-Britpop singer Oscar, her new single “Walking” is an unabashedly pop track, but laced with ’80s and ’90s sounds like riot grrrl and post-punk and grunge. “Walking” was produced by Rory Attwell, the ex-Test Icicle who has become a go-to producer for young UK rock bands. Like Attwell’s other clients the Vaccines, FVC has a knack for singing about very sad things in a very happy-go-lucky manner: “Thought I was dreaming when you called my name/ I guess I was.”
“Walking” seems promising. I’m looking forward to the rest of the EP when it comes out to hear what other kinds of pop rock goodness lies in wait.