Two years ago, Fine China returned after a thirteen-year absence with arguably their best album to date, Not Thrilled. And wonderfully, their latest single, “Trees at Night,” is proof that their return is more than just lightning in a bottle.
Although the single possesses the same elegant ’80s-influenced songwriting that typified Not Thrilled, it’s also more expansive and atmospheric, beginning with the hazy sounds of nature. Which isn’t too surprising given that it was influenced by Mannheim Steamroller and Windham Hill Records as much as the expected repertoire of ’80s alternative.
“Trees at Night” is now available from Velvet Blue Music (and hopefully, there’s a lot more where it came from).