With the promise of making “some damn good music to rock out to, score a date to & chill to after”, sibling duo The Forevers have a lot to live up to, but thankfully they’re good on their word. Comprising brother and sister Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk and Natalia Safran, the pair got their start while growing up in Communist Poland, back in the 1980s, where their starving ears feasted on the music broadcast by pirate radio, and they were exposed to the Western rock and roll rebellion of the likes of Bruce Springsteen.
Fast forward a few years and we find the pair making waves not just in the music business, but also in film, with their song, ‘All I Feel Is You’, appearing in the film, ‘Hours’, starring the late Paul Walker. A remix of the track, which found itself on the soundtrack to ‘Flatliners’, made them the only Polish artists to ever have a US Billboard chart-topping single, when it shot up the US Billboard Top 20 Club Play chart.
On top of that, Natalia and her husband Peter’s production house, The Safran Company, have produced major Hollywood films, such as ‘The Nun’, and ‘The Conjuring’, both of which were hugely successful.
The Forevers’ latest single, ‘Frederique’, makes good on their promise of damn good music, and is an uptempo, breezy, almost bubblegum pop track, which took its inspiration from a Parisian friend, and recalls 60s French Pop with its use of xylophone, and vintage synths. The video is no less dreamy, with Natalia roller skating around Santa Monica and Venice, carrying what appears to be a massive boombox. She sells it to Mikolaj for a fat wodge of cash, who later on the beach discovers it opens up, revealing a concertina. Rather than feeling ripped off in the deal, he smiles, and begins to play.
Gorgeous instrumentals are the perfect complement to Safran’s otherworldly vocals, which carry the day with her easy switch from French to English and back again. Watch the video for ‘Frederique’ below:
In ‘Rockets Fly’, The Forevers channel Portishead, and Bat For Lashes, as Safran’s gorgeous vocals ooze energy and a certain serenity. Somewhat more downbeat than ‘Frederique’, yet nonetheless just as uplifting, The Forevers contemplate the universe as it unfolds around them. Accompanied by a video which is shot using muted colours, film scratches, and other visual effects. In talking about the video, Safran explained that the dramatic shots of Earth from a distance are designed to instil a “feeling of being understood, connected and lifted into that cosmic sphere we only sometimes get to dwell in.” The song is the lead single for their most recent album, ‘Interstellar Dweller’, out now on Supersonic Soul Machine Records, and has altogether the feel of a film soundtrack. You can watch the video for ‘Rockets Fly’ below.
Find out more about The Forevers online on their Instagram page.