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Robyn Adele Anderson - 'Fade to Black' (Metallica - Waltz Cover)

Life, it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters, no one else

I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost, this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel

Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me, but now he's gone

No one but me can save myself, but it's too late
Now I can't think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye

Robyn Adele Anderson
Αναρωτιέμαι πόσα (και τι) καινούρια πράγματα μπορούν να ειπωθούν για μία από τις κλασικότερες heavy metal συνθέσεις. Μάλλον τίποτα που θα μπορούσε να συμπληρώσει και να προσθέσει κάτι στον "μύθο" του. Ο λόγος για το τραγούδι των Metallica "Fade to Black".

Το γνωρίσαμε στον δεύτερο δίσκο των Αμερικανών metallers "Ride the Lightning" που κυκλοφόρησε το καλοκαίρι του 1984 ("χρυσή" χρονιά για το heavy metal το 1984), ενώ κυκλοφόρησε και αυτόνομα (ως single). Ο James Hetfield σε συνέντευξή του το μακρινό 1991 στο περιοδικό Guitar World είχε πει για το τραγούδι:

«That song was a big step for us. It was pretty much our first ballad, so we knew it would freak people out... Recording that song, I learned how frustrating acoustic guitar can be. You could hear every squeak, so I had to be careful.

I wrote the song at a friend's house in New Jersey. I was pretty depressed at the time because our gear had just been stolen, and we had been thrown out of our manager's house for breaking shit and drinking his liquor cabinet dry.

It's a suicide song, and we got a lot of flak for it, as if kids were killing themselves because of the song. But we also got hundreds of letters from kids telling us how they related to the song and that it made them feel better.»

Μία (τελείως) διαφορετική προσέγγιση στο εν λόγω τραγούδι μας προσφέρει η Robyn Adele Anderson. Την εκδοχή της την αποκαλεί waltz cover και μας λέει σχετικά: «I think Metallica’s career would have been taken to a whole new level if they had just added an accordion - so I did it for them!» και συμπληρώνει «All my videos are done live, using one take.»

Η μπάντα που βλέπουμε - ακούμε αποτελείται από τους:

➣ Vocals - Robyn Adele Anderson
➣ Accordion - Matt Dallow
➣ Bass - Charlie Himel
➣ Drums - Sonny Ratcliff
➣ Saxophone - Chris Hemingway
➣ Trombone - Jake Handelman
➣ Violin - Earl Maneein

Artist: Robyn Adele Anderson
Video: "Fade to Black"
Arranged by: Robyn Adele Anderson
Mixed and mastered by: Tom Jorgensen
Audio engineering by: Amrish Mahabir
Filmed at: Smash studios NYC

«Bio: Robyn Adele Anderson is a New York based singer and arranger. Her career swiftly shifted gears from working in the nonprofit sector to the arts when she crossed paths with the genre-bending music collective Postmodern Jukebox back in 2013.

After several years of collaborating with the group, Robyn branched out to pursue a solo music project by performing covers on her own YouTube channel. She quickly gained notability for her creative arrangements and authentic live recording style.

Robyn has embraced not only the sound but the aesthetic of eras gone by. She pays homage to the “pinup girls” of the ‘40s and ‘50s in the form of an annual pinup calendar. She continues to combine modern and retro trends in her fashion which can be seen in her videos and portfolio of portraits.»

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