‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal Forno (F ingers, Tarcar). Poignant, alluring, happy/sad art-pop...Both a song of devotion and a dream of leaving. Languid, dubwise, stoned-immaculate, but with a heartbreaking clarity and economy of expression.
The arrangement is stark, if not austere: heavy, rooted bassline, dry snare hits, astral synth-drift and whispers of reverb that conspire to open space rather than fill it. It’s the perfect staging for CDF’s voice, a floating alto at once coolly detached and disarmingly close, human, relatable.
"Don't be so daft, do something exciting..." The lyrics are frank; fluent in the feelings that underpin the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. Is this music of loss or of gain? Resignation or resolve? Escape or escapism? Song and singer remain a mystery, the truth just out of reach.
(Can I dance to it?)
released April 29, 2016
Written and performed by Carla dal Forno.
'Fast Moving Cars' produced by CDF & Tarquin Manek; 'Better Yet' produced by CDF.