Fawn’s “Mansions” Is One of the Catchiest Songs of 2022 So Far

As of today we are two singles into the dawn of Fawn — the new project from Ida No (of the former Glass Candy) and Nat Walker (of erstwhile Chromatics) — and the quality of the music is enough to make one get over the demise of those groundbreaking bands. “Mansions” is a guitar-driven, synth-bathed display of virtuosity built atop a propulsive, 909-laden dance rhythm that showcases what Technique might have sounded like had New Order delved more deeply into dream pop. Driving all of that forward are No’s impeccable vocals — the pipes that built Glass Candy.

Fawn, which debuted in February with the transcendent “Graffiti in the Hall,” generally features No on vocals, electric guitar, and bass, and Walker (also formerly of Desire and Symmetry) on synths and percussion. I am profoundly excited about this project and can’t wait for whatever album manifests.

Fawn’s “Mansions” Music Video

Walker’s brother, Adam Miller, who founded Chromatics 20 years ago, also has his first new project since that band’s dissolution announcement last year. Check out this Vehlinggo review of the exquisite Gateway. And don’t miss Chromatics frontwoman Ruth Radelet’s beautiful cover of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight.”

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