Fe (singer)

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This article is about the British singer-songwriter. For other uses, see Fe (disambiguation).
Fe
Birth name Maria Knight
Born London, United Kingdom
Genres Indie pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, film director, photographer
Instruments Vocals, piano, drums
Years active 2012–present

Maria Knight, known by her stage name Fe is an independent British singer-songwriter, film director and photographer.[1]

Music career[edit]

2013-14: "Let It Go", "Remarkable Affair", "Mother Russia" and "Giddy Up"[edit]

Fe uploaded her debut track, "Let It Go", to YouTube on February 20, 2013.[2] The video has gained thousands of views and a big amount of music blogs shared and praised the song.[3] Two months later, Fe uploaded a second track, "Remarkable Affair". On October 4, 2013, she released two new tracks on Soundcloud, "Mother Russia" and "Giddy Up", calling the attention of both the media and fans.[4] Soon after on October 9, "Let It Go" was back in Hype Machines top 10 most popular songs and the popular online magazine Hypetrak considered her to be a "force to be reckoned with." [5]

"Let It Go" was played on Le Grand Journal in June 2013 and it was one of the most popular tracks on Music Week. The song "Giddy Up" is part of the Mercedes Benz's mixtape on Spotify.[6] Music blog Iamnewmusic.com named "Mother Russia" the second best song of 2013.[7] In January's edition of Harpers Bazaar, a list of their "Top 10 People to Watch In 2014" was published. Amongst the 3 artists mentioned, Fe was included. In February 2014, Fe announced a collaboration with Vogue for a film directed by Mario Testino where he used "Remarkable Affair" as the soundtrack. The provocative film features Anja Rubik and became one of the most shared videos on Vogue in recent history.[8]

2014-present: "Daffodils of Paris" and debut album[edit]

On October 23, 2013, Fe released a preview of her next music video and single.[9] About releasing an EP in the future, she said that she "has no limits" and she's "plotting 2014."[10][11] On December 28, 2014, she uploaded another preview of the same song and video, finally revealing its title; "Daffodils of Paris".[12] The video features images in black and white and it was directed by her.

Artistry[edit]

Voice and music[edit]

Fe is mezzo-soprano. She was compared with Fiona Apple, Mazzy Star, Lana Del Rey and Lorde.[13][14] Fe mixes different genres such as indie pop and dream pop. She also has some trip hop influences.

Influences[edit]

Although she has chosen to stay away from press and interviews, Fe has stated she is currently listening to American indie rock band The National.[15] She also likes Scala & Kolacny Brothers.[16]

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