LA FAUTE – “LET IT BURN”
A hidden gem from the frozen heart of Toronto, ON, La Faute is art school dropout and Sony Music Publishing artist Peggy Messing’s dark, dreamy solo project. A visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose haunting work explores themes of surface vs. depth, longing, betrayal, mourning and desire.
Her LP Blue Girl Nice Day (May 26) is a cohesive and engaging journey through the dark and introspective side of life, told from the female pov/psyche. The collection of songs came almost un-intentionally written by Peggy during the pandemic as part of her penchant for creation, song after song being written eventually found themselves to be this LP. “I just wrote song after song. I had no more plans to play shows, no thought of an audience, I just tried to make music in my own voice. It kept me going while I was dealing with my illness, helped me focus. I’m like one of those birds who spends their lives building an elaborate ridiculous nest”
The ominous foreboding yet delicate highlight single “Let It Burn” is a wonderful primer of the artistry of La Faute. “Some music involves a lot of yelling, but that’s not me. I like to serve it cold. I’m inspired by female villains and final girls.”
A song is the perfect place to put your darkness. I’m a fairly nice person but there’s nothing so satisfying as playing a growly guitar riff while crooning some harsh words. I like to serve it cold, inspired by female villains and final girls.
“Let it Burn” could mean whatever you associate with those words: love or pining or destruction and rebirth. Carry a torch, throw it in the fire, rise from the ashes. I don’t want to tell you how to feel. You’ll hear detached quiet vocals on top of roiling driving drums and guitars. It’s my favourite contrast, the soundtrack of a moody introvert.
“Diamond buried in my heart, speak to me and cut through.” The dark dirt and corpses of dinosaurs get crushed into diamonds under the weight of the earth. That’s what happens to all the things we can’t say. Villains have hearts of coal, maybe some have hearts of glass. I heard diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so cold and sharp they can cut through anything.
Blue Girl Nice Day
Release Date: May 26, 2023