Up and coming LA-based music artist FAZE follows up his debut single “Magic” with the piano ballad “Right Here”. The emotionally blunt song about his mother being diagnosed with cancer is off FAZE’s upcoming EP, Eclipse dropping on November 22nd.
“This was the first song I wrote in the studio for my EP and it definitely shaped the direction I took the project in its entirety,” FAZE says about the track. “While the making of Eclipse marked a major creative breakthrough for me, that era of my life brought its share of heartbreak as well. The week that I started recording, my mom got super sick out of the blue and her diagnosis was end-stage liver failure.
Although this song poured right out of my heart and was written in under 20 minutes it was truly the toughest song I’ve ever had to write. I had to dive into a super uncomfortable place to find the right words to say. I was looking for faith when I felt hopeless and couldn’t understand or make any sense of it all. I was facing my worst fears – what seemed unimaginable had become real life in the blink of an eye. The reason I even had any shot at pursuing my dream of making music was all because of her. I couldn’t imagine her not being there. I wanted to say thank you for believing in me – even when I didn’t believe in myself. My mom has always been my #1 so ‘Right Here’ is a tribute to her for all of the sacrifices she made, and for her unconditional love and support.”
We’re looking forward to hearing more from FAZE, who reminds us a bit of Sam Smith with his smooth and emotive vocals that instantly draw you into a song.
Listen to “Right Here” and check out more songs of the week on our 2019 Playlist on Spotify!
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