Deanna Faye insists she isn’t going anywhere in her new single and video Reassure — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
That first single and opening track from the Toronto indie-folk singer-songwriter’s recent EP Good To You, Reassure grapples with the concept of love — and how difficult it can be to grasp. A reflection of the stress and pain love can bear, Faye’s mellow and articulate vocals carry the metaphoric weight of her lyrics with innocence and conviction.
Lyrically, the single is representative of Faye’s thoughts on the cycles of relationships, as well as the impulsivity of rushing into a romantic connection. She compares these experiences to pillars, in the sense that two people can pull apart yet still be close together by way of the weight they both share. The weight, she describes, is structured around the intertwining of boundaries and desires.
“I’d been walking around the city and on hiking trails aimlessly,” she shares. “I noticed these tagged pillars that always stood out to me as being a cool piece of architecture. This is a song that illustrates the ebbs and flows. Ultimately, in a healthy relationship, the pillars still stand strong but they are always just the perfect distance apart to keep the structure sound.”
Good To You was produced and mixed by Gavin Whelehan. Charlotte Cornfield (drums), Aimee Bessada (electric guitar), Juan Gabriel Olivares (clarinet) and Ian Koiter (bass) are featured on the recording.