Singer and songwriter Dave Vargo excels himself once more with the beautifully poetic, simple yet striking Fault Lines.
Leading with the soulful expression of that familiar, Americana-kissed vocal – short bars for the verse, a rise and fall that quickly draws you in – the single follows the marching rhythm of an organic bass and beat, softly hypnotic in movement.
The lyrics paint a series of images to set the scene, before things suddenly brighten up for a musically bigger chorus – at which point the lyrics contrastingly turn to self-reflection and uncertainty; a majestic pairing of elements that reaches straight for the heart.
From here, we return to the mellow swagger of the verse, with a few additional female vocal fragments to reinforce certain lines. The next time we hear the rise up – ‘hard to know which way to turn…’ – it’s instantly comforting, passionately engaging, and we feel the subsequent shift ready to occur in a way that strong pop songwriting tends to deliver.
Stylish, nostalgic in set-up yet refreshingly thoughtful in subject – Fault Lines is a likeable, timeless Americana anthem of sorts, which would no doubt make for a heavily emotive moment at a live show.
Fault Lines is the second single to emerge from Dave’s upcoming full-length album. Check out Review Fix Pat for more music. Check out Dave Vargo on Facebook, Soundcloud & Twitter. Visit his Website for more info.