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Fable kicks off her 2021 with brand new single ‘Orbiting’, out today via Naim Records. This latest offering, which premiered on Chris Hawkins’ BBC 6 Music show, continues the Brighton-based singer-songwriter’s much anticipated return and sets the tone for her forthcoming debut album, due later this year.
A hauntingly stark, yet hopeful track that blends elements of trip hop and neo soul, ‘Orbiting’ laments the outward disconnection and isolation of our modern society; Fable’s exquisite vocals sliding over a traipsing beat and eerily beautiful soundscape.
“Orbiting is quite literally and metaphorically, an observation of the earth from far away. It takes a great big step back and sees that everything is intertwined on this little marble hurtling through infinite space. In a world that's more connected than ever digitally, I can't help but feel we have been segregated in every other sense. Aside from the obvious isolation the pandemic has brought us, I wanted to highlight the breaking down of our communities, the ever polarizing and distilling bubbles of opinion thanks to the algorithm, and our society’s alienation from any kind of humane purpose. It's very much open to interpretation but I hope it resonates on many levels, and leads with a message of love and unity,” Fable explains.