Single Review: FAID - 'Fly'
Berlin three-piece FAID releases stunning dark synth pop track, 'Fly'.
Opening with melodic dance electronics, the attraction to FAID's 'Fly' is instantaneous. FAID keep the pace slow and simmering, playing with dark atmospherics and subtle dramatics in its soundscape, instilling a thrilling sense of foreboding as FAID expertly lead the track up to its liberating chorus.
Lead singer Alexander's huge, brooding vocal is a fascinating creature; majestic and compelling and full of emotion. The song's lyrics are incredibly powerful and could stand alone as a raw and beautiful poem that really tugs at the heartstrings.
Wounded yet inspirational, FAID's 'Fly' is a monumental song, taking pain, defeatism, and other people's disappointments and transitioning these emotions into something freeing, healing and transcendent. 'Fly' finds its listener gratefully lost within in its immersive layers, and as the song ends on a high of pure ecstasy, it's hard not to feel like something really special just happened.
Words of Karla Harris