Occult-contemporary band Dee Fortune & Thought Group have been teasing their debut record as far back as 2021, when they first caught our eyes and ears with the atmospheric and soulful “Wish Upon“. While the world may have had other plans, the Brooklyn-based project have been waiting for their moment to strike, and the time is nigh. We’re honored to premiere “The Gate,” the next single from the band’s upcoming LP Wish Upon a Star, due out on February 6th, 2024 via Disko Obscura.
“The Gate” begins with a deep, infectious groove and an ominous synth line before catching fire and exploding into an ethereal barn burner. The track combines genres with the greatest of ease, with dashes of Sade, Everything But the Girl, A Certain Ratio, and Madonna’s underrated 90s era blended seamlessly with a myriad of house, trip-hop, and 4AD influences. Fortune’s vocals are passionate and powerful, and the music twists and turns in unexpected and delightful ways, featuring an acoustic guitar solo near the track’s rhythmic climax.
The video, directed by Joan Pope (Temple Ov Saturn), is a colorful, kaleidoscopic affair, tapping into the track’s deep circadian rhythms and burning embers. Watch below:
To celebrate the winter solstice, the band and label are offering “The Gate” as a free download via Bandcamp. Be sure to download it and stay tuned for more Dee Fortune & Thought Group news in early 2024!
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