Faeya is raw, riveting and real as she explores resilience and perseverance on her new single Brave Obsession — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
On the leadoff track from her most recent EP The Blue Period: Volume 1, the Toronto indie-folk singer-songwriter lays it all bare, donning a courageous face as she boldly goes where few have the resolve to venture: The inner workings of the heart.
“I wrote this on my acoustic guitar, inspired by the feeling of hopeless dependency of a young infatuation,” Faeya explains. “This song flowered into its folk-inspired sound over several late-summer days at Dream House Studios in Toronto.”
With assists from recording engineer Calvin Hartwick and instrumentalist Sean Royle, Brave Obsession grew to the final cut we hear. “I had been listening to a lot of music by great folk artists like Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake while writing this song, which influenced its sound,” she adds.
The song unearths the longing and resilience to keep pursuing, even if faced with the possibility of hurt and rejection — a deeply mature and ultimately intimate portrait of conveying the heart’s desires. While many shirk the notion that we could allow our hearts to feel this deep, Faeya allows her emotions to feel every fiber, every fragment of want, which she conveys in her music. “The song is different from the others on the EP because of its guitar origin and conversational lyrics,” she muses. “I wanted to tell a story, but still leave it up for interpretation.”
Her striking, piano-driven, cinematic style pushes the boundaries of songwriting for Faeya, giving her an instrumentation edge among the peers of which she shares her genre. Combined with her profoundly poetic lyrics, it’s clear that this gifted songwriter was born to pen the music that most of us would be too bashful, too scared, too reticent to reveal what was really churning inside our core.