The Call From Upstairs presents the atmospheric yet pointed new single ‘Fading,’ and we’re thrilled to premiere it!
Strikingly unique, the track blends Rock & Roll guitar licks with New-Wave-esque synth sounds and adopts a ballad-like song structure. It’s a brilliant example of fusing elements from various genres to create something unique and beautiful.
Dark, moody, and melancholic, the single provides a rich, downtempo, and cinematic listening experience—reminiscent of a futuristic, neon meeting between Chris Isaak and Lana Del Rey. Swelling synth pads envelop a central guitar riff, a quacking synth bass, and minimalistic live drums. The vocals deliver an emotive performance with reflective, heartfelt lyricism. The catchy chorus emphasizes the track’s pop elements, featuring a melody and chord progression reminiscent of a 60s pop ballad, while the synth strings brighten with a wide stereo spread.
Concluding with a stylish fade-out, the track ends in a fittingly vintage fashion. ‘Fading’ is a beguiling, moody, and spellbinding offering, showcasing The Call From Upstairs’ exciting and original musical approach.
Speaking on the single, the artist explains: “Fading is about wanting to express your true feelings to someone who you’re so enthralled with, the rest of the world seems to be irrelevant.”