Artist: Piers Faccini
Song: “Say You Don’t Know”
Album: Hear My Voice EP
Label: Beating Drum
Born in England and raised in France, Piers Faccini returned to England for college and then to make a name for himself on the London music scene. After time in his first band Charley Marlowe, Faccini went solo, taking his melding of folk, acoustic blues and West African textures to the U.S. while touring with Ben Harper and Jack Johnson.
Recently, Faccini began releasing an EP vinyl series on his label Beating Drum for some of the eclectic artists he had signed. After the first three, he decided to do a fourth one himself, Hear My Voice, which contains the beautiful “Say You Don’t Know”. In his own words, Faccini says “Say You Don’t Know” is “a song that came out of a conversation with a friend of mine who has a phobia of silence. Living in the country side with my studio in the woods, I spend a lot of time by myself and I’ve come to love solitude and therefore silence too. To admit that some things can’t be known and to admit that you’re lost is to open up to another kind of conversation, one where silence isn’t drowned out by the din of thoughts and spaces open up like “gaps where love flows on tap”.”
Featuring Faccini’s lovely, floating vocals over peaceful acoustic guitars, with some harmonica accompaniment, the track is both somber and soothing, and shoots directly for the soul.
Take a listen to it in our Check This 2019 Playlist below: