Trapped in New York City in one of the biggest blizzards ever to hit the area, Chet Faker took advantage of his predicament and let his creativity flow. Today he released a blizzard-inspired song titled “In-Between”.
Chet Faker’s ethereal, layered music is known to many. His first album, “Built on Glass”, debuted at number
1 on the ARIA charts, and his single “Talk Is Cheap” also scored a number one on the 2014 Triple J Hottest 100. Unlike his official music, Faker did not overlay this song’s arrangement with his own voice, but rather with a speech by New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, from the snowstorm NYC experienced last year.
In the song, Faker chose quotes such as
“We’re going to give you an update on the approaching storm and the preparations the city of New York is taking to prepare, to handle this,”
“Again, this will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City. I’m asking everyone to understand that and to prepare accordingly,” and
“This is not going to be like other snowstorms. It is going to be – by all indications – worse. And people have to be ready.”
All quotes were relevant to this year’s snowstorm, which has already affected eighty-million people across twenty states, and already left a death toll of twenty-five people.
Before the song’s release Faker tweeted “Bit a snow and ya boy cant get no pizza.” Presumably the unexpected tune is an attempt to raise moral, and provide a bit of humour for people stranded in the middle of the dangerous conditions.