Vancouver musician Noble Oak has been making heart-achingly beautiful synth pop since late 2011. In that time, his sound has expanded further and further out of his initial hushed bedroom pop productions and into something altogether grander. A little over a year since his debut LP, Past Life, Fiore is already geared up to release a follow-up full length, titled Collapsing Together, which will be out August 25th. He recently shared the third single from the record, "Distance Gone", which is the most patient offering released so far. It's a starlit slow burner, filled with soothing synth brass, emotional piano chords, and Foire's trademark delicate falsetto, in what may be his best vocal performance yet.
It's a track that reaches the five and a half minute mark but feels nearly half that. Draped in 80's melancholy, "Distance Gone" is a wondrous track despite its downcast mood, and one that proves that once you think Fiore has hit his musical peak, he keeps climbing higher.