- Words Miriam Balanescu
New Zealand-born artist Finnegan Tui shares his sophomore single “More”.
A through and through creative, Finnegan Tui performed his first gig at age 6. It’s perhaps unsurprising then that at 21 he is already halfway through recording his debut album, with Matt Lawrence, Charlie Andrew, and Niv Adiri on board.
Moving from New Zealand to London, the young artist studied Jazz and Electronic Music at the prestigious Guildhall School. During his time there, he snapped up commissions from the Museum of London and Channel 4 and exhibited sonic works at the Tate Modern and the Barbican.
“MORE” is Tui’s sophomore single, hot on the heels of “Once I’m Gone” – which met with praise from Wonderland and over 30,000 streams. Combining raspy, highly-charged acoustics, skidding violins, and menacingly muffled beats – which eventually fall away in favour of a wrought guitar – with Tui’s raw vocals uniting his instrumentals, his talent at creating soundscapes is on show.
“More” is a haunting addition to the young artist’s discography and marks Finnegan Tui as one to watch.