Kele Fleming looks for light in dark times with her new single and video Coda — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
“Coda is a hopeful song despite the lyrics giving you a punch in the gut,” says the Vancouver singer-songwriter. “I wrote the song to be really big music sonically while being an intimate song lyrically. The banjitar and rhythmic yearning embedded in the melody give the song an upbeat, folksy Sesame Street singalong feel. At the same time, the lyrics shine a spotlight on some of the darker elements of being alive in this time — loss of spirit and connection, addiction to technology and living daily nightmares. It’s a song of binaries and, ultimately, intends to create a space beyond simply hope or despair, addiction or connection.”
Coda is the third single to be released from Fleming’s upcoming album The Song I’ll Write For My Whole Life, slated for release on Oct. 2. The video was filmed by documentary filmmaker Paulina Ortleib at Vancouver’s The Wise Hall, just days before the pandemic lockdown in the city. The track will be available Friday, Aug. 14 on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide.