Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and producer Rachel Fannan just released her latest single “Wish I Was”. This is the third single of 2019 from the former co-lead vocalist for San Fransisco psych-rock band Sleepy Sun, and current vocalist for Canadian band Black Mountain
Fannan displays her elegant voice over spacious and ambient synth progressions in “Wish I Was”, as the slow tempo pace of the song provides the perfect atmosphere for Fannan’s vocals. In the song, Fannan shows her vulnerability, confessing her desire for someone who seems to be unreachable. As Fannan hopes to show strength and resist the urge to fall back for the unreachable, the pulsing beat and poetic lyrics flow effortlessly together, blending to provide the listener with a sense of longing for something that seems hopelessly lost. The melancholic tone is countered with spectacular melodies that draw in the listener, and the combination of the gorgeous melody and doubtful lyrics provide a powerful listening experience.
As a member of Black Mountain, Fannan displays her skills as a rock vocalist, and shows a completely different musical side and vocal ability. The band recently dropped their latest album Destroyer, a vastly different project than Fannan’s single. Unlike the single, Destroyer is a gritty, punk rock sound infused with electric effects and varied approaches to their music. More information about Black Mountain can be found here on their website. Fannan recently played drums with Pussy Riot at Desert Daze in Moreno Beach, California this past October.
Check out Fannan’s Single “Wish I Was” below:
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