Carson Aday – “Fade Away”


Dallas-based artist Carson Aday presents an emotively stirring sound on “Fade Away,” whose alt-pop production hooks with a moving “don’t fade away,” vocal refrain amidst twinkling piano and tender guitar stylings. Thematically, the track reflects Aday’s fears of losing his Christian faith as he digs in deeper within the music industry, one that can be ripe with addiction, egotism, and conformity. The main refrain touts a melodic yearning for maintaining faith, while the verses reflect on physical and emotional fatigue, and the consequences that can follow.

“The lights fade to black as I look around,” the vocals escalate during a magnetic conclusion, when the instrumentation — guitars, piano, and a shimmering textural backing — combine for heartrending impact. The reflective and rousing moments alike prove impactful alongside the steady title-touting vocal refrain, deftly balancing hooky immediacy with deeper emotive explorations.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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