About voodoo Pop
Voodoo Pop is the sophomore album from Faroe Islands artist Son of Fortune. This next chapter in Son of Fortune’s journey took him from his beautiful remote archipelago in the North Atlantic, all the way to Nashville.
The voyage from the small remote steep-terrain village where he spent his youth, sitting with his guitar, dreaming about going out into the world to perform at music’s Mecca, is a long but natural one….
After writing a ton of letters and receiving about five replies, he took a chance and jumped on the plane with nothing but his faithful old Stratocaster, and a trunk full of tunes and ambitions. Before he knew it, he was standing outside Sputnik Sound studios with a six pack of producer Vance Powell’s brand of choice, knocking on his door.
This was the beginning of what was to become “Voodoo Pop”, which is recorded, produced and mixed by Grammy Award winning team Mike Fahey and Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton).
The rawness in the heavy weather and the breathtaking scenery of the Faroe Islands shine through in Son of Fortune’s songwriting and sound. From raw and dirty Rock n’ Roll, reaching in to more dark and folky landscapes, the music challenges you, but at the same time makes you feel at home.
German Rolling Stone magazine described Son of Fortune’s music as Voodoo Pop and this is a label he wears proudly.
“Island rockers, windswept and epic” – Gigwise
“The music takes shape in the tension between unconditional riff rock andenchanting songwriting” – Heilabrim
“Sounds that are somewhere between silence and storm, rainy dusk and magic midnight sun” – Nothing But Hope and Passion
Son of Fortune won four Faroese Music Awards in 2015 for the album “Ave”, which was a collaboration with poet Petur Pólson.
1 Is It Essential
4 Spiritual Illiterate
6 Not My Time
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.
Benjamin Petersen (vocal, guitar)
John Eldridge (keyboards)
David Byron House (bass)
Willliam Noah Denney (drums, vocal)