BØRNS, Faded Heart | Track Review
Eclectic, alternative musician BØRNS thrills on “Faded Heart,” the promo single from his highly-anticipated sophomore album, ‘Blue Madonna.’
“Galaxy, galaxy / Won’t you be my consolation? / I need someone to kiss my hands and my feet / And make me feel complete, oh, yeah.” Michigan-bred, Cali-based alternative musician BØRNS is in need of love on “Faded Heart.” BØRNS returns after more than a two-year hiatus with his sophomore album, Blue Madonna (January 12, 2018). “Faded Heart” commenced the promo for the highly-anticipated follow-up to Dopamine.
The second song on Blue Madonna following “God Save Our Young Blood,” “Faded Heart” cooks – up-tempo, driving, and chocked-full of energy. Despite his distinct, generally high-pitched voice, BØRNS packs a punch vocally. On the verses, he resides in his middle register, showcasing some grit, at least contextually. Expectedly, he ascends into his upper register on the centerpiece of “Faded Heart,” the memorable chorus.
“High as a pretty star / Don’t you break my faded heart / Don’t put me out / Show me what it’s all about / Don’t you break my faded heart / Don’t you break it, no.”
Other selling points include superb production work and a rocking vibe.
Despite listening to the advance singles from Blue Madonna in reverse order, the effect and end result is the same. Blue Madonna gets an excellent lift from its four pre-release singles. “Faded Heart” is well-rounded without any glaring objections.