Faerie – “champagne tears”

Cover Art Credit: Brian Scagnelli

Following one of 2022’s brightest pop successes in “k-town,” New York-based artist artist Faerie enamors further with the sweeping single “champagne tears.” Warming trumpet adornments, lush acoustics, and Christine Lam’s soothing vocals lead a standout production, showing a mellower yet similarly hooky disposition compared to “k-town.” Citing inspirations like Bon Iver and Faye Webster for this track, Faerie releases “champagne tears” ahead of the forthcoming EP, dizzy spells, releasing on February 24th.

The trumpets and acoustics craft a spellbinding feel amidst vocals that reflect a yearning and “wish for you to be here,” with the uptick in vibrancy during the “bright blue sky,” vocal sequence bolstered by backing vocals. As the vocals fade, the trumpet and acoustical pairing further enthrall amidst a park-like ambience. The subsequent vocal rise continues to melodic enamoring, reminding fondly of Camera Obscura and Tennis. “champagne tears” is another thorough success from Faerie, whose forthcoming EP is among my most anticipated so far this year.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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