Stephen – “Fly Down”


Virginia born pop artist Stephen has just released an introspective and melancholic new single “Fly Down” (which can be listened to below via SoundCloud), which is available to the public now and will be on an untitled album with the release date to be announced via Halfway House.

The track is primarily a soft piano driven ballad that after a minute and a half transitions into a more modern synth pop song with deep bass. According to Stephen although the track is deep and meaningful, it is not about one experience of his in particular; rather it is the culmination of two years’ worth of experiences and feelings. Noisey goes into further detail saying:

Below is the premiere of his new tune “Fly Down,” another taster from his forthcoming full length. Not unlike his previous hit, this one begins pensively, thanks to that piano line. It’s a contemplative R&B pop ballad—like The Weeknd with a softer center—before shit gets choppy and bassy and beautiful at one minute 29 seconds in with those finger clicked punctuations and synths which pulse in and sharply depart. Like Sampha and SBTRKT gone super radio friendly unit shifter.

All that being said, if you need something to envelope you in immense feels and emotion, this is the track for you. I know I’ll be in a bit of an emotional place the rest of the day.


Joshua Leep
Joshua Leep
I am a writer and editor with a BA in writing from Purdue University. Writing and music are two of my biggest passions in life.


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