Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of Kalyn Fay’s “Fool’s Heartbreak” from upcoming album Good Company, due out on Horton Records on Feb. 15. Good Company was produced by Jesse Aycock, mixed by Jason Weinheimer and mastered by Carl Saff. “Fool’s Heartbreak” features Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Kalyn Fay on acoustic Guitar and vocals, Jesse Aycock and Cooper Waugh on electric guitars, with John Fullbright on keys, Bo Hallford on bass, Paddy Ryan on drums and percussion; and Lauren Barth on harmony vocals. The song was recorded live to tape at Fellowship Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Fay’s low vocal tones lend a degree of solemnity to this song, as it winds it way around a struggling breakup with the character who is “trying to outrun her demons.” The keys set the tone, along with the sorrowful vocals, as the comfortable rhythms rock the anguish of the “Fool’s Heartbreak.”
“Fool’s Heartbreak” was one of the first songs written for the record. I was dealing with a long-term tumultuous relationship, at the time. Trying to come to terms with saying goodbye to someone I felt almost impossible to separate myself from, I remember sitting down to pen this song, staring out my old shared bedroom window on Yale Ave in Tulsa, OK.
Pre-order here: https://hortonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kalyn-fay-good-company while you’re listening right here: