Chord Fiction on the View That “Life is Just a Sea”
“Life is Just a Sea” by Chord Fiction is a single that releases today, combining folk chamber pop with Latin and reggae vibes/rhythms. It features acoustic instruments, roots-inspired lead guitar, and the addition of Emma Varley’s beautiful voice to create a soothing melodic track.
Chord Fiction is indie folk pop that stems from the mind and heart of David Salazar, a singer/songwriter in the San Francisco bay area. Salazar overall sets out to create a mellow, organic, and soothing set of sonic landscapes, with every song relying on his earnest vocals and gentle acoustic/electric guitar lines. The music he creates in his new act echoes the soft and understated melodies of artists, the likes of Glen Hansard, Jack Johnson, and Damien Rice.
Acoustic sounds brought forward into a pop-tune is always a delight for those that are fans of both genres. The bounciness of the song’s guitar melody is perfectly smoothed out by a delicate string accompaniment, allowing the end result to be as serene and enjoyable as expected with this combination. When considering the lyrics, the song presents itself as a serenade that talks about distance, wanting, and longing. However, it also shines a light on how you might find an invitation from one soul to another, navigating the complicated waters of life together, if only for a brief moment. The chorus in particular, speaking on how life can be both the open sea and sky, is about hopeful love and connections across long distances. It can be said that a gorgeously sweet message brought together with an arrangement of many unique elements cannot be missed by those who enjoy love’s pleasantries.