When you are digging through hundreds and hundreds of emails looking for the right tracks to features, sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. When Nic Pool reached out to me to preview his brand new single, “The Falls”, the Los Angeles-based pop artist introduced himself with a spoken word intro written by poet Catherine Pond, a University of Southern California Ph.D. candidate. That set the tone for a slightly off-kilter, dark track that deals with the harsh aftermath of a breakup.
“The song is about how grief can feel like being stuck beneath a waterfall,” Nic Pool says. “How loss can derail you, overtake you, numb you, and sometimes it takes years to pull yourself out of the cycle.”
It is a perfect analogy, honestly. If you have ever stood under a rushing waterfall, you know that continual beating of water flowing over you starts to feel heavy and unrelenting. The track is filled with consistent thumping percussion and Nic Pool‘s melancholy, emotive vocals. It is heartache set to music with marked with his soulful voice emblazoned with R&B and sensible pop infused with jazz undertones.
“The Falls” is one of those tracks that if you are feeling down and alone, it proves that others out there, like Nic Pool, go through the same things. We all struggle from time to time.
Check out the brand new single, “The Falls”, by Nic Pool on SoundCloud below and pick up the song on BandCamp now!
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