You ever feel like like your best relationships, your closest friendships, and your once fulfilling career decided to hop in a car, and drive straight into an emotional dead-end? As they all crash, you watch shocked that the things that once made you so happy and fulfilled, now, either make you feel stress or numb. Fruition have created a smooth, gorgeous album aptly representing this moment: Watching It All Fall Apart (WIAFA).
I cannot tell you how many times I had a plan, and I swore The Heavens opened up to strike it with disruptive lightning. Nearly every chord in WIAFA feels like that lightning; striking down as lsingers Mimi Naja and Jay Cobb Anderson interchange in singing to and mourning the plans that were lost. From a lover that should have been “the one” to a dream that should have come true, Anderson’s voice feels like a golden cloth woven by disappointment and pain. I will not know how two of the ugliest sentiments have managed to find a gorgeous cover in Naja and Anderson’s vocals, yet I hear them in tracks such as, “I Should Be On Top of The World”, “Stuck On You”, “I’ll Never Sing Your Name”, and “FOMO”.
When I tell you this album “gets me”, it is because I am emotionally CAUGHT (lol!). If there is one thing millennials are known for, it is their immense connection to their feelings. While they can be judged for that, it is not like feelings have just started happening. WIAFA shows that, unfortunately, we all inherit broken plans/ fantasies. Every single human being that has walked this earth has watched their ”big” idea “Turn to Dust”, had a spiritual “Eraser” seemingly come through their hopes, or said a “Lonesome Prayer”. Now you can wallow in that tragedy, or admire people/ Millennials like, Fruition that have, somehow, learned to make it into great music.
Watching It All Fall Apart is an easy listen, despite focusing on bitter topics. Nobody wants to emotionally swim in the things we lost that, truthful, we never had. Yet, every drumroll and key strides through tracks like a person taking a walk to clear his head, and Fruition’s lyrics appear as clarity. Sure, we may not be able to control life, and thus watch our plans come to full fruition, but we can watch our reactions and emotions grow better from this truth. We may not have a plan, but we can still have a purpose. For More Information on Fruition And To Buy Watching It All Fall Apart on February 2 Click Here.