Fresh Sounds: Fergus McCreadie – Law Hill
The acclaimed Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie returns with his new single Law Hill, from his forthcoming new album Forest Floor, a follow-up to Cairn on Edition Records.
Building on the superlative reaction to Cairn, Forest Floor develops similar traits and characteristics but imbued with even greater maturity, interaction and vision. The Scottish folk influences developed in Cairn remain central and define Fergus’ and the trio’s sound. Fergus has an ability to communicate beyond his years, a versatility of rhythm and colour from the most delicate to the highest energy that is captivating and vital. His compositions shine a light on the folk traditions and traditional melodies that are rooted in his upbringing. If Cairn demonstrates Fergus’ potential, Forest Floor confirms it. The success, accolades and award nominations Cairn earned (including nominations for the Jazz FM Awards and the Scottish Album of the Year 2021) only hint at what Forest Floor will achieve for him.
Listen to Fergus McCreadie new single Law Hill, from his forthcoming new album Forest Floor:
Forest Floor signifies an evolution in Fergus’ trio and sound, as he explains: In all my music I’m searching for an idea or a theme, that the composition and performance is based on. It’s a journey and adapts to each live performance. The recording documents the stage of that journey at a moment of time. With this recording, it’s the same studio, same piano and same musicians but I feel the sound we have as a trio has become more developed and rounded somehow. This album has its own journey, it’s own destination. As we perform this more and more, the music will change and our approach to it will adapt with it. That’s the beauty of this music. It’s all about evolution, not standing still, but listening and adapting with it. Forest Floor, both in its artwork and aesthetic, develops the themes created for Cairn.
The album Forest Floor, will come out on 8th April 2022 on Edition Records. Fergus McCreadie will play 2022 Love Supreme Festival 2022 on Friday 1st July 2022 in Glynde Place, Lewes, UK.
Watch below Fergus McCreadie new single Law Hill, from his forthcoming new album Forest Floor:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Tigran Hamasyan - De-Dah
Alison Shearer - Cycles
Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington, Kenny Wollesen - Even As You Smile
Fergus McCreadie - Law Hill
Trish Clowes - A View with a Room
Richard Spaven - Hoodie Beats
Rebecca Vasmant, Nadya Albertsson - Broken Biscuits
Aver - All The Birds
Fatima, Joe Armon-Jones - #1
Jimetta Rose - Black Light
Oliver James - One And Only
Juanita Euka - Mboka Moko
Tanika Charles, DijahSB - Different Morning
Kerbside Collection - Metalúrgica
Hackney Colliery Band - Flood
Trombone Shorty - Come Back - Radio Edit
The Jazz Defenders, Doc Brown - Perfectly Imperfect
Stro Elliot, James Brown - The Big Purple Donut
SHY FX, Liam Bailey - Come Around Slowly
Groundation - Human Race