Albert Newton's latest single, "Fell Off," offers a captivating journey that stirs introspection and emotion, much like the sensation of falling off a bicycle when you pause for a moment. Though not explicitly about bikes, Newton's song evokes thoughts of perpetual motion and the fear of inertia that plagues our lives.
The track, a dreamy and cinematic composition, marks a poignant return for the Franco-British artist. Born in the UK and residing in Paris for over a decade before returning to London, Newton's life shift was not merely geographical. It was a decision with far-reaching consequences, evident in the emotional tremors that ripple through his music. "Fell Off" reads like a heartfelt response to the impact of his choices on those close to him, exploring themes of nostalgia, forward momentum, and the restlessness that drives us forward.
The chorus reveals Newton's inner turmoil with aching vulnerability, as guitars churn and synths swell around his tender vocals. "You must be broken too if you can't see that I'm hurting," he confesses, baring his soul.
Newton's storytelling is magnetic, and he shares that "Fell Off" was born from reflections on the metaphysical ambitions that challenge his earthly desires. The song's raw, thunderous sound, carefully crafted by Marcus Linon, perfectly encapsulates the feeling of thunder without the lightning.