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  • Chantal Charles

Review: "Fading" - Calliope Wren

Calliope Wren Fading Cover Art

Bursting with ferocity and emotional strain, “Fading” by artist Calliope Wren captures the trust fall that is stepping out of control to move forward as your past slips away. “Fading” cuts deep with instrumentals that capture the pain of wanting to be back in a different, more stable state, and this blends perfectly with Calliope Wren’s powerful voice. The song becomes a testament to Wren’s talent for portraying a truthful sketch of her life, and it makes audiences wonder what else she is capable of accomplishing. “Fading” simply sticks with you until you find yourself listening to it on repeat, and it proves that a good quality track can be both incredibly catchy and incredibly moving.

The song follows the standard pop-rock style and structure, and that’s what makes it so addictive. Using the main chorus line as the hook for “Fading” is a nice touch as it gives audiences a little teaser as to what direction the song will take. The opening verse displays how the speaker’s internal struggle of disassociating as they move forward and begin to let go. The struggle displayed in the lyrical content works so well with Wren’s voice as has the versatility to display the emotional intensity. As previously mentioned, the song is incredibly catchy as that melody stays in your head. The guitars on “Fading” are simple yet so fun, and they really drive that kick the chorus holds. The way the song wraps up feels very grand, like taking a final bow on stage, and with the end of “Fading” listeners are left with nothing but amazement.

Calliope Wren is a singer-songwriter from Long Island who has been praised for her ability to beautifully portray difficult topics of human struggles. She has been involved in musical theatre and stage performances for over a decade. She has also amazed listeners with her incredible and powerful voice. Wren has frequently performed at The Spotlight at the Paramount in Huntington, and recently, she performed at The Bitter End on Bleeker Street in New York. She’s a major advocate for mental health awareness and the LGBTQ+ community, and you can definitely see this great display of character in her work. Calliope Wren is certainly exciting to discover and she’s someone you won’t regret listening to.

Written By Chantal Charles


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