‘Fading’ by The Call From Upstairs: A heavenly state of mind

"It's about wanting to express your true feelings to someone who you’re so enthralled with, the rest of the world seems to be irrelevant”
23 January 2024

2024 commences with an entrancing and dreamlike aura as The Call From Upstairs, an enigmatic DIY alt-rock project, unveils their latest creation, Fading. The mix of dream pop, new wave, darkwave, and slowcore is brought to life in this single.

The Call From Upstairs’ explains: “’Fading’ is about wanting to express your true feelings to someone who you’re so enthralled with, the rest of the world seems to be irrelevant.”

Taking inspiration from an array of musical influences, including Depeche Mode, Interpol, The Cramps, Joy Division, Roy Orbison, and Lana Del Rey, The Call From Upstairs charts a distinctive musical course. Their sonic palette ranges from the pulsating 808s and rockabilly riffs found in tracks like Digital Demon and She Just Wants to be Left Alone, to the ethereal synths and moody guitars gracing On My Way and Spectrophobia.’ A soundscape that is meticulously crafted is what makes the project shine.

Conceived as an exploration of a softer musical terrain, Fading emanates dark 80s pop influences. Beyond the musical composition, the track showcases The Call From Upstairs’ lyrical prowess.

The refrain, Falling for you feels like Fading, encapsulates the desire to convey profound emotions to someone who holds an irreplaceable place in one’s heart. These lyrics mirror the emotional richness of the music itself.

In Fading, The Call From Upstairs crafts a unique tableau, blending downtempo dream pop with elements of synth-pop, new wave, and slow-core. ​ The outcome is a captivating and atmospheric creation set to make a lasting impression on the listener’s mind.

Experience The Call From Upstairs’ compelling soundscapes with their latest release, Fading.

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