Music Review: My Darling by Fauna

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My Darling is the latest release from Manchester quartet Fauna. The indie-rock band are made up of Danny Williams on guitar and vocals, joined by his brother Adam Williams on guitar, Scott Munro on bass and Thomas Pine on drums. 

From their two previous releases, the bands have had radio play from BBC Introducing and have seen online coverage from various blogs. Now onto their third release the band look set to gain further critical acclaim. 

My Darling was recorded at Sugar House in St Helens and the band have described the track as a love letter to music, love, loss and hard times. With a classic indie vibe, the track has a twist of 70s rock with nuances of Americana. 

The track has a carefully lazy opening. Which probably sounds like a bad thing to say, but it’s definitely not meant that way. The washed-out guitars play a smooth melody underneath Danny’s vocals which pull the track forward with a gritty lull. The introduction has it’s own sense of motion and the listener is gently pulled through to the first chorus. 

Although still very laidback the chorus brings the energy of the track up. Here you get to witness Fauna’s sound in full. The rolling drums and bouncing bassline show the influence of 70s rock.

My Darling is a track made for easy listening which still packs some flavour. The listener will find themselves stuck in an almost trance when listening to the track and before you know it you’ve got it playing on repeat for the next few days.

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