JOE's Song Of The Day #862 - A.S. Fanning 'Abandoned' 4 months ago

JOE's Song Of The Day #862 - A.S. Fanning 'Abandoned'

Springsteen vibes, but with a Nick Cave twist.

With one foot in traditional folk leanings and the other buried deep into more gothic terrain, A.S. Fanning isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

As such, latest track 'Abandoned' meets cheery topics like zero-hour contracts, poverty traps and "disaster capitalism" head-on.

Fanning penned the track - propped up by a gloomy synth line that gives way to a well-judged minimalist drum march - whilst stuck in the mire of what he refers to as a "menial labour rat-trap", finding solace in couch-bound double bills and the freedom of the songwriter's pen.

He says that 'Abandoned' is based on "the sense that there’s this other tier of society, whose actions have a huge impact on the rest of us, but who behave with complete recklessness and without consequences".

"I suppose the song is written from the point of view of someone who’s feeling those consequences," he adds.

The track is the first from Fanning's sophomore album, which is expected to arrive in 2020.

Check it out below.