Heavenly Faded Contends with “Dumpster Fire” of 2020
In a year like 2020, we need a mountain’s worth of hope to make it through. Luckily, Heavenly Faded’s new single, “Mt. Hope” is here to make your day a little brighter.
Heavenly Faded originated as an ambient-alternative rock band in New York City in 2018. Since, they have been hard at work writing, recording, and releasing music. The second single from Heavenly Faded’s recent EP, False Memories, “Mt. Hope” is the creation of current band members LP Francisco (Vocals / Guitar), Jake Stamoulis (Vocals / Guitar), Rijk van Zanten (Bass), and Jared Pease (Drums). After their biggest single release with “CTRL,” Heavenly Faded has battled “a near breakup, a pandemic, and the whole kitchen sink, [but] the band continues to chisel away at their vision, meticulously illustrating their very own sound…. They are looking forward to closing out the dumpster fire that was 2020” with “Mt. Hope.”
A New Type of Track
“Mt. Hope” begins with softly melancholy vocals and rising instrumentals. Steady and perfectly-saturated, the song is a smooth listen for those in need of a break from the real world.
The track’s instrumentals are muted and airy, creating an ambient-style song that’s perfect for relaxing, adding to a casual listening playlist, or just (safely)hanging out with a few friends.
The lyrics of “Mt. Hope” leave a lot open for the listener’s interpretation through beautifully constructed verses that hint at a story of lost hope and friendships that is sure to be applicable to many listeners today.
“Burning rubber with a heavy load / So I suffer in silence / A hard right on the wrong road / A philharmonic of sirens / You made a wish but the fountain’s frozen / It’s gonna take a tool a lot less broken / Laying here, wasting years just hoping / A common trope / I just wanna leave this town for real / See old friends now enemies…”
Combined with lyrically saturated verses, the choruses create a picture of flowy saturation that will entrance listeners new and old.
“I flirt with disaster, / I don’t have the answer / You got a reaction / I won’t let it happen again, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh /Woah, ah oh oh…”
As a whole, the track is much more balladic than many of their previous releases, showing listeners a new side to Heavenly Faded that they’re sure to appreciate.
“Mt. Hope” and False Memories are currently available for streaming alongside their previous releases on Spotify.
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