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Fairything shares new single, “Desperate & Dazed”

Vancouver, BC-based bedroom pop/ indie artist Fairything (aka Alex K. Masse) has unveiled his single, “Desperate & Dazed.”

The single is essentially about the end of a manipulative, unbalanced relationship. It was recently featured in a workshop with Vancouver’s Producer’s Lounge, where it was praised for its “fantastic pace” and “indie, innocent vibe.” “Desperate & Dazed” holds the punching lyrics, dreamy soundscapes and harmonies, and–of course–the sparkling Omnichord synth that’s become a trademark of the Fairything sound.

The single is a part of a larger work, Outta The Woods, based on his time in a now-defunct theatre collective that went from a triple-album deal with Broadway Records and an article in the New York Times to completely disappearing.

Listen to “Desperate & Dazed” below, and learn more about Fairything via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi there! I’m Alex K. Masse, AKA Fairything, and I’ve been doing this whole “music” thing since 2020, which was either the best or worst possible time for me to start.
I write, sing, produce, compose, and shred a mean Omnichord. I’ve also made music for pretty much everything: podcasts, short films, theatre, web shows… and, of course, live performances. But as Fairything, I generally stick to weird electronic bedroom pop stuff.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

My new single, “Desperate & Dazed,” is essentially about the end of a manipulative, unbalanced relationship. It was recently featured in a workshop with Vancouver’s Producer’s Lounge, where it was praised for its “fantastic pace” and “indie, innocent vibe.” “Desperate & Dazed” holds the punching lyrics, quirky soundscapes, and–of course–the sparkling Omnichord synth that’s become a trademark of the Fairything sound.

It’s also part of an upcoming larger work, Outta the Woods, based on my time in a now-defunct theatre collective that went from a triple-album deal with Broadway Records and an article in the New York Times to completely disappearing. It touches on relationships in and out of the organization, shares songs that were never released, and also has some remakes of old songs that haven’t seen the light of day in about a year. Overall, pretty exciting stuff!

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

Oh gosh, just about everywhere! Of course, I do owe a lot of my writing style to how my brain’s wired—I’m neurodivergent, and I’m really drawn to musicality in everything: my lyrics, my melodies, my chord progressions, all of it. As far back as concert band in high school, people would comment on how much of a full-body thing music is for me, and I definitely owe a lot of my work to that ability to feel music very strongly.

Besides that, when I’m not doing music stuff, I’m doing writing stuff—and I’m quite active in Vancouver’s poetry & theatre scenes! I’ve had some incredible mentorship, and seeing what others do with words and performance has been invaluable. I also think fiction’s been a huge muse in general—people compare my music to video games and the soundtracks of the cartoons I grew up on, which is really flattering.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

I do! I’m performing at the Vancouver Dyke March on the 30th of July, and I’m at New Westminster Pride in August.

What’s your goal for 2022?

Honestly, as long as I can keep writing and performing and growing as a creative, I think I’ll be quite content.

Connect with Fairything:
Website
Bandcamp
Instagram

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