Christian Rich have announced their debut album FW14 to be released on August 21st 2015 on LuckyNumber featuring Vince Staples, JMSN, Goldlink, Sinead Harnett, Niia, and more. In addition they have released their second single “Fast Life” featuring JMSN. Chicago-born twins Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan are Nigerian raised, Grammy nominated producers who have contributed to #1 albums including Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, Earl Sweatshirts Doris, and Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet. Based in LA and under the guidance of Pharrell Williams and Shae Hale of N.E.R.D, Christian Rich honed a musical craft that would successfully garner opportunities to work with Diddy, The Clipse, Lupe Fiasco and many more. They recently produced Vince Staples’ first single “Señorita” to his upcoming major label debut album on Def Jam. Check out the new Christian Rich track “Fast Life” feat. JMSN from the forthcoming album below.
It’s Christian Rich season on FW14. Inspired by their fascination with the future, time travel and the worlds outside our galaxy,
FW14 is the start point of exploration. The album’s concept is influenced by Phillip K Dick’s novels “VALIS Trilogy”, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” and the Christopher Nolan directed Sci-Fi motion picture, Interstellar. There are interludes that sound like a person traveling in space and time. That person is the main character of the album and the female depicted on the cover standing next to an Audi. She is also narrating in the interludes; a nod to A Tribe Called Quest’s classic Midnight Marauders LP.
Staying true to their roots, Christian Rich incorporates unique percussion inspired by Nigerian Fugi Music and Brazilian Jazz
by Marcus Valle. Bossa Nova style chords with high-energy drums and string heavy productions create the sonic experience that is FW14. All the songs are interwoven together; an endless record.