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I M U R, Biawanna – Fever

Written Friday, August 16

Fever is an explicit R&B Pop anthem. There’s so much polish on this track. The beat is so good. The vocal performances are top-tier. I M U R have really exploded in popularity in the electro-R&B genre, which they’ve proven to have total mastery of in their previous releases. It’s ridiculously exciting to see them working with Biawanna, who has been releasing a string of great singles all year. The hype for Biawanna’s impending debut album is palpable. The release of this track kicks that hype into overdrive.

As with every I M U R track the production on Fever is of the highest quality. The samples on the beat give the song a great, minimalist vibe. The swelling synths in the pre-chorus are a nice touch to build to the main hook. Said hook is incredibly catchy. This song will definitely get people moving and singing along. The lyrics are explicit, which I love. I doubt you’ll hear this on the radio, due to the lyrical content, but it’s definitely hit song material.

It’s not really the genre I normally listen to, but this song has sunk its teeth into me.

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My name is Francis Baptiste. I'm an Indigenous singer/songwriter in Vancouver, BC, an avid supporter of the Vancouver music scene, a contributing writer to Citrus Magazine, Permanent Rain Press, Music Existence, City Soundcheck, and the leader of the band Bird Parade. I'm also a recovering alcoholic and a divorced single father. Music and writing help me combat depression and relapse. For me, creativity, productivity, and community are essential to healing. There's so much incredible music in this city. You can learn more about the music I make on this page. I think it's good to be open about what you're dealing with, so below are some funny pictures of me from the last time I relapsed. It's important to find humour in dark times.

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