Discovery: Cienfue

Cienfue is an indie rock artist from Panama combining his latin heritage with modern indie to create something truly wonderful.

By Graeme Smith

What captured me about Cienfue’s The Girl is on Fire is the layered quality of the arrangement. Twanging guitar meets a shoulder-shaking rhythm and some downright dirty bass synth. The cherry on top is Cienfue’s smooth vocals. This track feels right on the pulse for indie’s golden age all while offering something completely different from what we’ve heard before. It’s a difficult feat to pull off but Cienfue’s done it.

Already known to MTV and the BBC, Cienfue’s a new one for us and I feel a little late to the party. Better late than never! Check out The Girl is on Fire below.