The Foreign Exchange – Authenticity (Cover & Tracklist)

Here’s the artwork, tracklist and some info about the next project from Phonte and Nicolay bka The Foreign Exchange.


1. The Last Fall
2. Authenticity
3. Eyes To The Sky
4. All Roads
5. Fight For Love
6. Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me
7. Don’t Wait feat. Darien Brockington
8. Make Me A Fool feat. Jesse Boykins III & Median
9. Everything Must Go
10. Laughing At Your Plans feat. Chantae Cann
11. This City Ain’t The Same Without You feat. YahZarah

“Authenticity” is the 3rd full-length from indie-soul duo The Foreign Exchange.

Picking up where their 2008 Grammy-nominated “Leave It All Behind” set left off, “Authenticity” is the group’s most diverse work to date, with a tight, 11-track song cycle spanning the duo’s trademark brand of lush electronic soul, to stripped down acoustic pieces that recall the heyday of 70’s singer-songwriter driven folk.

Lead single “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me” is a playful, synth-driven hip-hop groove featuring a rapped verse from Phonte that evokes the band’s “Connected” era, while the epic opener “The Last Fall” finds some of the band’s most cynical lyrics to date (“Love is at worst an excuse/at best it’s a truce…”) over a frenzied Nicolay production jammed with layers of strings, guitars, and dense choral harmonies.

“I think every band reaches that point when they come into their own and find a sound that is distinctively theirs,” says Phonte in reference to the album’s title. “The title refers to me and Nic’s journey to find our own unique space within this vast musical landscape. The biggest challenge as a musician is to find that ‘thing’ that makes you who you are. But I think we’re getting there, and we’re finding our way more and more with each record.”

Featuring guest appearances from longtime contributors YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! and Median, and also relative newcomers Chantae Cann and Jesse Boykins III, “Authenticity” hits stores 10/12 on +FE Music.

Authenticity is due out October 12th on +FE Music.


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7 Responses to “The Foreign Exchange – Authenticity (Cover & Tracklist)”

  1. DTL84 Says:

    It’s going to be a great 4th quarter

  2. www.thadoubleo.com Says:

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  3. Aquaman Says:

    excited for this

  4. RIOTLIFE Says:

    cant wait for this… Leave it all behind is still on heavy rotation!!! They shouldve gotten that damn grammy in my opinion.

  5. moresickaMC Says:

    Foreign Exchange are the best group to come out in years. its good to hear nice music being made again

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