I have to say, I am rarely as excited about an emerging electronica duo as I am today since becoming introduced to Brooklyn-based electropop outfit FIIZ. It is clear that these best friends ‘FI’ona and Isabelle ‘IZ’ are onto something special with their super-sonic adventure as FIIZ. Especially given that they began their musical journey during the quarantine days of the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a way to ride the pandemic wave has turned them into a notable electronic pop prospect to watch.
I have been really into FIIZ lately. Vocally, they remind me of a darker version of Icona Pop. Their music blurs the lines between alt-pop, pop, and electronic genres, which I find particularly interesting. Even though they have not been around for long, they already have a debut EP under their belt. Yet nonetheless are keen to move their sound forward by exploring the electronic territory further, beginning with their new track, “Lungs.”
In the lyrics, the duo express what it feels like to be intimate with a woman for the first time. How overwhelming and powerful that first-time experience can feel. They further emote how new lovers have a desire for kissing and not paying attention to the need to breathe, which is embodied in this song by FIIZ.
“From a joint perspective, we were really interested in creating a song that celebrated consent. There are so many love songs and lust songs out there, but not a lot of them touch on the idea that there is a mutual communication about intimacy that comes with such ease and fun.” FIIZ explains.
I noticed all the time that there are so many talented musicians out there, especially in the electronic music scene. However, when it comes to FIIZ, I cannot easily compare them to anyone else. They seem to have found their own unique sound, which is quite rare these days. I think it’s great that they’re fully embracing their individuality. It definitely makes their music more intriguing and memorable. I listen to some bands where it is blatantly obvious that they are copying the latest pop trends. But FIIZ is definitely a breath of fresh air in the music world.