Song of the Day: Fai Baba – Can’t Stop Loving You

photo by Peter Hauser

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing at the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, curated by Kevin Cole, host of The Afternoon Show on KEXP. Today’s song is Fai Baba‘s “Can’t Stop Loving You” a 2017 single on A Tree In A Field Records.

Fai Baba – Can’t Stop Loving You (MP3)

Formed by Swiss psych master Fabian Sigmund — and supported by an evolving four-piece band — Fai Baba produce a particularly Scandinavian-sounding brand of euphoric, kaleidoscopic psych-folk (think Life-era Cardigans), bedecked with twinkling instrumentals, smooth, buttery grooves, and warm, blissed-out lyrics. Their latest single “Can’t Stop Loving You” is no exception, its ethereal vocal melody sitting atop shimmering garage-blues guitars and mystical string flourishes. And while its nostalgic touches mean it wouldn’t feel out of place soundtracking a whimsical French New Wave film, Sigmund has a lightness of touch that makes his songs sound beautifully fresh and revelatory.

Fai Baba will perform live at Reykjavik’s Kex Hostel, as part of KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast, on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 AM PST/ 2:00PM EST. Watch live streaming video of their set on our Facebook page, and watch a video for today’s featured track below.

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