Just in time for the weekend, US talent Charles Fauna unveils a dance-worthy, emotion filled track in the shape of new single ‘Ciao’, drawing from the best of artists like Fleetwood Mac, The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.
“‘Ciao’ is both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian which I felt spoke to the heart of this song. One thing ends and another thing begins. Creation and destruction. The cycles of life. At the end of a relatively dark record about loneliness, soul searching and change, ‘Ciao’ invites the listener, like the protagonist, to shut up and dance.”
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.”