Overcoming the Temptation to “Shatter and Fade”
Yesterday saw the release of Danny Fishman’s newest single “Shatter and Fade.” It follows previous releases such as his debut EP, What I Meant to Say, which energetically narrates coming of age stories that reckon with heartbreak, identity, and the rediscovery of hope
Singer-songwriter Fishman is mainly known for mixing Americana, rock, and folk influences to craft music that is both distinctly his own and immediately familiar. His upcoming sophomore EP, Shatter and Fade, poignantly narrates stories of loss, healing, and acceptance. His live shows also present his inviting stage presence and heartfelt performances, and he interweaves humor and sincerity to create a welcoming atmosphere for his audiences.
“‘Shatter and Fade’ is the first song I wrote after finding out my mom had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at 55 years old. The chorus asks, ‘can I face this life without you?’ It’s my attempt to start sifting through the wreckage I felt at the prospect of losing my mom. It’s the title track of my EP, which I’ll be releasing over the next several months.”
The track resembles many of the acoustic tunes found in early 2000’s and holds an incredibly pleasant and nostalgic feeling to it. Not only this, but “Shatter and Fade” is also gorgeously artistic in presenting intense emotions, doing this through gentle melodies, and an even more gentle and articulate voice. It’s very easy to tell how sincere Fishman is when he asks of what is next, making the point of being “lost but not out of breath yet,” that he may be trapped in deep waters but is still looking for ways to swim up. The point to be made is that even if no one is present to give advice, there is still ways in which you can journey farther than ever imagined, doing it with your own strength to keep all of the pieces of your life together.