After giving us messiah makeup tutorial, Fairchild decides to take hostage of our ears again with a slicker and sophisticated-er new single “So Long and Thank You.” Standing in the hazy boundaries of heart-cringing, shivering chords and ballooning percussions, the new track yields a blood-burning rush that keeps dispersing into your system as the beatific momentum builds. “Point one hand to the ceiling / And spin it round, round, round / Just sit tight cause you’re healing / You need to lay down, down, down.” Fairchild seizes the painful slowness of emotional healing when we often become vulnerable to the hurricane of madness – the best way to not get swooped into the revolving chaos is to lay low. The band wrote the track following the death of their guitarist Tim Voeten’s father:
“‘So Long and Thank You’ was written in different sections, by different members of the band, but with the same person in mind – my father. When I hear this song, of course I think about my dad, but I also remember that it helped cement in me my love for making music with these people. During those long nights in the studio, I knew it was okay to not be okay. I’d show up with some half-baked idea and we’d have a few drinks and mess around with it. I never knew one of those half-baked ideas would become ‘So Long and Thank You’” shared Tim Voeten.
Produced and mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice), the single is from the six-piece act’s upcoming debut record that shares the same title. The album, which Fairchild has been working on during the past two years living in Manchester, will be out on August 4th via Canvas Sounds. Fairchild have already released three EPs and bunch of singles that have hit Spotify Viral 50 and other charts. They have performed at major music festivals and played across the globe, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and North America. They have a show coming up:
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