“Finn Askew’s take on melody-rich hyperpop sees the Somerset-born songwriter finding a summer-washed timelessness that revels in youth and excitement” The Line of Best Fit
“A self-contained DIY talent… finessing a sound that is truly his own” Clash Music
“The nineteen year-old singer/songwriter has a soulful yet sharp sound” COLORSXSTUDIO
One of the UK’s most exciting breaking artists Finn Askew shares his highly anticipated debut EP Peach alongside the visual for ‘Egotism‘. Listen and watch HERE.
Following his successful 2020 string of singles including ’Same Old Love‘, ’Peach‘ and the undeniable ’Roses‘ – his debut single which shot him out of the gate and now sits on an incredible 9.2 million views – Finn has not only been growing in the UK but after Taeyong from notorious KPOP group, NCT shared ‘Roses‘, saw him trend in Korea and pick up a dedicated following there that has propelled him globally and seen him establish himself on several Korean digital music charts. Creating undeniable earworms that transcend location and language and showcasing his versatile approach to pop music, Peach the EP does not disappoint in delivering an impressive debut with a song for everybody.
Tipped as a One To Watch for 2021 by The Line of Best Fit, the young Somerset artist’s, eclectic and varied range juxtaposes even the most melancholy lyrics with upbeat, heartwarming synths, guitar melodies, and enthusiasm, stretching way beyond Finn’s 19 years. Speaking on the ethos behind the EP, Finn remarks ”I wanted to create something that showed how creative I really am. I’m a kid from a small countryside town where there is no music scene at all but I’ve had so many musical influences, which has created my mad diverse music taste.”
With such oxymoronic content across the EP and with the chance to really show what he is about, Finn’s process has been freeing and has seen him – much like his career so far – carving his own path. Not only reveling in his strength to convey accomplished songwriting but to also show the mature vulnerability of an artist with years of graft under his belt.
Speaking on his creative process “It’s been sick having no one to tell me what direction to take, I’ve just been left to my own devices and I’m beyond thankful for that, it’s why my sound is so real. I wanted this EP to really capture me as an artist and what I can do. I can’t be put into one genre and that’s the beauty of it.” Says Finn.
Enveloping articulately the teenage angst of love, Finn continues to show his varied style, sound, and range which has impressed the likes of COLORS, Clash, Line of Best Fit, and Have You Heard and also has led to Finn being announced as a 2021 VEVO DSCVR One To Watch artist!
With his influences ranging from Nirvana and The Smiths to Frank Ocean and Travis Scott, Finn is a serendipitous amalgamation of creativity and talent. Naturally gifted and constantly absorbing elements from multiple sources, it was being born in a sleepy Somerset town that led him to big musical ambitions with a humble nature.
Crate digging through his Dad’s vinyl, Finn appreciated his upbringing but also knew he had bigger ambitions that would outgrow his location. Experimenting with the sounds he absorbed and instruments he picked up, he cast aside formal lessons to intuitively jam on the guitar and began writing songs while still in school.
Finn Askew encompasses the hard work, self-awareness, and drive of the DIY generation, who control TikTok trends, fight for social justice, and a deep longing but easy execution of equality amongst their peers, no matter gender, race, or sexuality. These characteristics blend with a deep soul embedded in his music that feels wiser beyond his years.
Finn Askew continues to impress and his Peach EP solidifies himself as one of the most exciting UK prospects this year.
Peach EP is out now via Polydor Records,
buy/stream it here.