Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cailin Russo hit us yesterday with “FADE,” pairing stark percussion with her quirky cadences, honest lyrics, as she sings, “I’m not guilty for my mistakes. I’m not proud of what we made, I just try to mean what I say. You just watch me fade away.” The song was produced by Chris Coady and features Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on guitar. It is paired with a nostalgia-drenched video co-directed and edited by Cailin and Ganna Bogdan and shot on location in Idyllwild, a small forest town nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains in California.
Speaking about the new song, Cailin reveals, “It’s my favorite song I’ve ever done. It literally brings me to tears. The story is very personal but also relatable. The song literally describes someone watch you deteriorate as a human and not doing anything about it,”she continues. “It’s so sad to realize you’re in a relationship with someone who knows you’re hurting, but won’t help change the situation.”
“FADE” is the latest taste of new music to come from Cailin Russo, and serves as the follow up to “DECLARATION,” a hazy 80’s guitar-drenched number, also produced by Coady and featuring Nick Zinner on guitar.