At long last, Brooklyn’s own Dee Fortune & Thought Group have just released their highly anticipated debut LP Wish Upon a Star via Disko Obscura. The album is a immensely beautiful, deeply refreshing, multi-genre affair that taps into dream pop, nineties-era atmospheric pop, soul, and 4AD’s classic era, often on the same track. Previously, we featured lead single “The Gate,” and today we’re honored to premiere the third single and lead-off track from the LP, the intensely catchy “Deep Water.” Watch below:
The track begins with a short, yet ominous organ and piano melody, before kicking into high gear with a deep bass groove and infectious dance beat that moves and shakes with the ocean breeze. Dee’s passionate, yet soulful vocals soar above the din with impressive power. The hooks are endless and executed perfectly across the board, with shades of Sade, Enigma, Bedtime Stories-era Madonna, and Colourbox all melding together seamlessly. The video, directed by Thought Group and styled by Dru Barnes, taps into the band’s occult magick, with the band performing a ritual as well as the song on an rocky beach. The video has us yearning for summer through and through, but has just enough chill throughout to keep us grounded.
Wish Upon A Star is out today via Bandcamp. The rubedo/red vinyl LP deluxe edition, shipping out on February 26th, is limited to 500 copies and features a double-sided 11×17 lyric poster. Check below for the full album track list and album artwork.
Dee Fortune & Thought Group – Wish Upon a Star
1. Deep Water
2. Lonesome Dove
4. Fallen Angel
5. Heaven Knows
6. The Gate
7. Mysterious Love
8. Shattered Pieces
9. Wish Upon
Banner photo by Kimsu Theiler
Album Artwork: Eric Adrian Lee
Poster Artwork: Daniel Martin Diaz & Eric Adrian Lee