The Foreign Exchange, Authenticity
Foreign Exchange Music
Three albums deep, the Foreign Exchange has established its formula. Phonte Coleman sings yearning melodies; Nicolay produces contemporary soul with a hint of New Age and jazz-fusion. On Authenticity, Phonte continues to improve as a vocalist, breathily cooing â€œFight for Loveâ€ with confidence, and holding his own with guests like Muhsinah (â€œLaughing At Your Plansâ€) and Yahzarah (â€œThis City Ainâ€™t The Same Without Youâ€). Meanwhile, Nicolay remains an inventive producer, inflecting his smooth tracks with small touches like twangy guitar and emphatic piano notes without losing focus of Authenticityâ€™s dreamy mood.