The Call From Upstairs – Fading

The Call From Upstairs

The Call From Upstairs Redefines Alt-Rock with ‘Fading’

The Call From Upstairs’ latest release, ‘Fading’, is nothing short of a mesmerising exploration into the depths of dream pop, new wave, darkwave, and slowcore. This enigmatic DIY alt-rock project, drawing inspiration from luminaries like Depeche Mode, Interpol, The Cramps, Joy Division, Roy Orbison, and Lana Del Rey, ingeniously crafts a sonic tapestry that defines their unique musical identity.

‘Fading’ is a slow-tempo masterpiece that beckons listeners into a realm of dark 80s pop vibes; The pulsating synths and moody guitars create an atmospheric landscape, evoking introspection and emotion. The track’s distinctive lyrical prowess shines through with lines like ‘Falling for you feels like Fading’, encapsulating the profound yearning to express emotions in a world where everything else fades away.

The artist’s sonic range is on full display throughout the EP, from the pulsating 808s and rockabilly riffs of ‘Digital Demon’ and ‘She Just Wants to be Left Alone’ to the ethereal synths and haunting guitars on ‘On My Way’ and ‘Spectrophobia’. Each track contributes to the construction of a meticulously woven world that captivates and intrigues.

‘Fading’ is a captivating blend of downtempo dream pop, synth-pop, new wave, and slow-core. The evocative production and layered synths transport the audience on an emotive journey, creating an atmosphere that lingers in the mind long after the final note fades away. The Call From Upstairs has truly delivered an innovative and compelling release with ‘Fading’, setting a high standard for their musical endeavours in 2024.

Nat Greener