Album Reviews


Shadow of a Drought

Artist:     Fialta

Album:     Shadow of a Drought

Label:     Self Released

Release Date:     07/15/2016


Formed in 2011, Fialta – consisting of David Provenzano, Michael Leibovich, Beth Clements and Sarah Shotwell – is an indie pop band from San Luis Obispo, California. In 2013, the band released their first full-length album, Summer Winter, and their song “Summer Winter” was featured in a KMART television ad that same year. Their music has also been featured on television series such as Awkward, Parenthood, Degrassi, and About a Boy. They’ve garnered a lot of success and I don’t see them leaving the spotlight any time soon, especially with their latest album, Shadow of a Drought.

Shadow of a Drought creates a blissful experience for listeners. The 12-track album doesn’t disappoint – not even in the slightest. The poppy, indie melodies and rhythms keep a smile on your face while you bounce around to the beats and sing the catchy lyrics – even the slower ballad, “Art Talk,” kicks up in speed and sends you in euphoria. “Shadow of a Drought” – one of my favorites – is complimented by female and male vocalists, whose voices transform into a heavenly explosion. Beth Clement’s magical vocals on “Burning on Empty” send you into an enchanting world, one you can only imagine in your wildest dreams – it’s a track that you’ll want to play over and over. There isn’t a single boring track on the album. Each track has a different feel, but they’re all equally beautiful in their own way.

Fialta is creating music far more unique than the cliché pop and autotuned tracks that play on loop on the radio. This is music that’ll be around for long while, so grab your copy as soon as possible… there’s no doubt that you’ll fall in love.

– Emilee Gorshe

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