This song is not disco though. The Fader is a dark horse, riding on a dark and funky pocket with a Latin tinge and shades of gospel. It’s a bit 70’s and a bit now – equal parts What’s Going On and Alabama Shakes. Lyrically, The Fader is an ode to departed loved ones and their ongoing presence in our lives. The chorus, ”we all fade away” is a reminder of our own mortality.
The Fader represents the first release in a new phase in the Zillanova project, based around Joshua’s collaboration with HopeStreet founder / producer Bob Knob and an all star band of contributors featuring members of The Bombay Royale, The PutBacks, and Quarter Street.