The alternative rock track “Fade” is a brutal and ongoing dissection of a broken heart. It’s our Track Of The Day, courtesy of alternative five piece band Casey, from South Wales, UK. The track comes from the Fade EP (released in 2015).
“Fade” pulls us into intense overwhelm in the aftermath of a breakup. It’s bombarding and hectic at first, as this broken heart is dissected, piece by piece. Each piece of pain is looked at, furiously and fitfully, through the lens of last words said and things left unresolved and confusing. Was this even love?
Intensity begins to ease as raw truths are exposed, taking us from aggressive rock into more searching sounds and open spaces. The aftermath of this breakup is recognised. She has bloomed since (in his eyes), and he feels a defeatedness blanketing him now, as time has passed.
It’s been quite a long time now but I’m still so weak.
I found a bliss in my ignorance until ignorance found hell in me.
When I said “where did you go?” what I meant was
“Since you left I haven’t had the chance to hate you
half as much as I loved you then”
He feels that he was unaware, not seeing what he should have seen, but that he chose it for his own sanity. Last words are still replaying, a long time after her leaving, wishing she was still residing there in his heart instead of the emptiness there that he feels every night.
Around 1:47 is the point at which you can feel his heart breaking all over again, with a realisation of what was lost and what was had, and how there’s no way back. The beautiful guitar is torturous along with the tortured soul sharing raw truths.
The track closes with none of that original fire remaining, just a shell of where we began.
It’s incredibly beautiful and moving. Hold onto your heart and check out “Fade”.