included on GOOD MOTHER new album includes features from MICK JENKINS | TAKUYA KURODA | JEROME THOMAS | CEEOPATRA out March 2024
FERGE X FISHERMAN | 2023 photo by Steffen Metzger
German hip-hop duo Ferge X Fisherman have previously released three well received jazz-infused albums. For their upcoming new record, ‘Good Mother’, they deploy gospel choirs, vintage strings, soulful Rhodes chords and wah-wah guitar pedals to give the entire record a distinctly ‘70s film soundtrack vibe.
A concept work about facing and embracing various life stages, the song ‘Adults’ has been issued today as its second single. Helmed by Fritz Fisherman’s introspective rap, the soulful voice of London-based R&B singer Jerome Thomas and unique jazz trumpet playing by Takuya Kuroda combine perfectly to embellish what is already a pulsating track. It follows ‘Lace Up’, which was issued as the album’s introductory single in mid-November.
Vocalist Fritz and musician Ferge originally met as teenagers while skateboarding in their home city of Nuremberg. An immediate chemistry between the two swiftly extended to involve crack jazz quartet Nujakasha, who have become an integral part of the FXF set-up both live and in the studio. It is a partnership that has already seen the release of ‘Gone Fishing’ (2018), ‘Blinded By The Neon’ (2020) and ‘Duality’ (2022), on which the likes of Noah Slee, Black Milk, Takuya Kuroda and Hunter Rose have also guested.
‘Good Mother’ kicks things up to another level, boasting a reappearance from Kuroda plus features from Mick Jenkins, Jerome Thomas and Ceeopatra on a multi-dimensional coming-of-age album that explores the complexities involved in the process of growing-up; formative experiences, evaluation of past decisions, sexual insecurity, financial and emotional concerns, as well as the acknowledgement of universal fears as time ticks by.
FERGE X FISHERMAN + NUJAKASHA | 2023 photo by Steffen Metzger