Charles Fauna’s frame of mind is abundantly clear on his latest single, “Listen,” featuring IvySole. Fauna wants you to pause, look up from the distractions that divide and disconnect us, and remind someone – literally anyone – that someone in their life can hear them. The track tackles the idea that our pain is not unique to ourselves and ultimately part of a “community.” Therefore, with that common thread, our individual voices, which might feel too small to stand out on their own, can collectively rise about the chaos and clutter of society, and lift each other up to let hope swirl around us. CLICK HEREto listen to the track which premiered today on DuJour, who called the song “a love note to listeners, urging people to be there for one another even if it is as simple as listening.”
“The song is what I wished someone had said to me,” Fauna reflect, looking back at how it felt while writing the track. “I just wanted to believe that someone could hear me. That someone was listening.” That horizon point never waivers throughout each of the 12 episodic tracks on Fauna’s forthcoming debut full-length, Yonder. Like “Listen,“each song on the album is coupled by the concept of “we,” mirroring the undeniable connections that each human share. Following the path of the album’s first single “Apollo” – a pointed rally cry asking “what are we thinking, what are we trying to prove” – Fauna hoped that “Listen” might be a call to arms highlighting a harmony between life’s euphoric swells and unmistakable despairs.