Foushee – I’m Fine Audio Download
Fousheé’s rise has been owed to many factors, but some examples are her appearance on Season 15 of The Voice, her collaborations with other artists such as “TAKE ME HOME” with Vince Staples, and her consistently building profile. For example, she supported James Blake on tour last year. She released the single “double standard” just this April, hinting at a new project on the way.
On this new song “i’m fine”, Fousheé strips things down to her beautiful voice, light background vocals, and an acoustic guitar to carry the song’s heavy emotions. The song’s lyrical focus is on Fousheé’s unspecified emotional turmoil, saying that she needs “sticks and stones to curb [her] appetite” and repeating the song’s titular self-affirming phrase: “I’m fine.” She also notes how her success contradicts these emotions and the different ways in which family members have reinforced these two extremes.
“i’m fine” includes an intimate and slightly reserved performance from Fousheé through which these emotions are expressed, but this push-and-pull between success and pain is even highlighted in the song’s production. On a few moments on the song, the acoustic ballad is interrupted by heavy drum hits, distorted guitar riffs, and a screamed vocal performance. It’s unclear whether Fousheé herself is screaming with such anger, but no matter who’s on these parts, Fousheé successfully adds tinges of emo and metal to her wide pallet of genres.
Stream and download “Foushee – I’m Fine” below:
I am fine
I swear, I don’t mind
Sticks and stones to curb my appetite
I’ll let it slide
For the hundredth time
Really, I’m fine (Fine)
Bed of roses, my life is golden
This fat wallet I’m holding
My head on my shoulders
Fool me once and that’s your fault (Ooh, ooh)
Fool my twice and you’re gone (Ooh, ooh)
Mama says I’m a sweetheart
Grandma says keep your heat tucked it’s—
Fine (Ooh-ooh, ooh), I’m fine (Ooh-ooh, ooh)
Really, I’m fine (Ooh-ooh, ooh)
Promise I’m fine (Ooh-ooh, ooh)