Inspired by the likes of New Order, Coldplay and classic 80’s pop, Charles Fauna’s melancholic new release ‘Diner’ delivers a sound that feels nostalgic and emotive in tone, while still carrying a certain pop sensibility that allows the song to easily connect with any listener.
“‘Diner’ is a story song. It’s about a teenage girl whose mother is absent. Her father was always reluctant to have children, only really doing so for the mother. So when the mom is out of the picture the father withdraws from the daughter. He can’t look at her without being reminded of the wife that he will never have again. The girl is left alone in her pain because of her father’s behaviour. She decides that if her birth family won’t be there for her, that she must venture forth to create a new family of her own. The open choruses of this song are meant to soundtrack her driving away from that childhood home, pedal to the metal, heartbroken yet for the first time in her life – truly free.”