The two co-founders of /fyōōg/, Katarina Boudreaux and Sam Tepper, share their brand new record, Temp’rall Sho’gazing, a collection of jazz, funk, rock, and pop.
On the opening track, “Better,” the duo aims to bring original music and performances that “grips the soul.” The track is a serious funky song that opens with funky, heavy bass, keys, and the classic voice of Boudreaux.
The record consists of 3 original tracks and the remaining are exquisitely performed cover songs. Most of the group’s music is on the jazzy, funky side; old-school jazz and blues, but also dabbles amongst the funk and gospel genres throughout the album.
On “St. Louis Blues”, Boudreaux’s soulful, full voice is reminiscent of Billie Holliday or an Ella Fitzgerald. Tepper’s jazzy, bluesy technique and instrumental talents add a colorful, deep sound to the track. It opens with elegant, bluesy piano and gradually weaves into Boudreaux’s beautiful, enchanting vocals.
“Gotcha Child” is more on the jazz side with the gentle, opening piano and the elegance of Boudreaux’s gentle, full voice. This track exemplifies the variety of genres that /fyōōg/ is able to perform and perform it well.
On “Nibble,” the duo delivers a blend of jazz, funk, and blues with the funky piano opening the song. Boudreaux’s strong voice set a precedent for vocalists in the future.
“Blues After Hours” is probably one of my favorite tracks on the record. It is completely and fully a blues song. Filled with a traditional blues sound, including the harmonica, “Blues After Hours” is a terrific track with a real, true-to-the-genre sound.