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DSD April 4, 2018: "Fake News (feat. Daena Jay)" - Chris Cron

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DSD April 4, 2018: "Fake News (feat. Daena Jay)" - Chris Cron

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
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Fake News (feat. Daena Jay) - Chris Cron

Today on the Daily Song Drop we have a bittersweet indie pop duet by Chris Cron and featuring Daena Jay called "Fake News". 

Check out the song below: 



It has been a very long time since I have heard anything like "Fake News"; I really love the retro, lounge-y combination of strings and synth (making the sound something like a classic crooner has time traveled to our strange future, with a quick pit-stop in the 1980s). Cron and Jay's voices fit together beautifully, and thanks to the well thought out (and produced) balance between the two of them as "Fake News" continues, the track tells an occasionally sweet, but on occasion sad, to even sour, love story. The best thing I can say to that point is the fact that Cron has managed to balance the love-song knife edge of never letting it become saccharine, or melancholy, but finding a beautiful, indie-film style level of emotion that plays with the love song conventions a bit, and comes out on the other side feeling...rather good actually. 

The best thing is that it's such a good song that I can forgive it for being called "fake news", a term I, even though I don't live in the United States, have heard ad nauseam...but it works here, and it works for the song (and the song's story) so well...

If this is your first introduction to Chris Cron, be sure to check out some of his other, poetic and well constructed indie pop track, including the heartfelt ballad "NEVER TEAR US APART", and the sweetly retro "ATLAS".  


The March 2018 DSD Apple Music Playlist and the March 2018 DSD Spotify Playlist are now available! Once again, we are missing a few of tracks this month, those being "Dungeons" - Malik,  "EPIPHANY" by Pizzo Da LP, and "One Night in Tokyo" - The New Division (though this is due to the fact that the new album does not drop until the end of May).
Even though there are a few gaps that made constructing the list a bit tricky, I think it turned out pretty well and  I hope you will check it out and share it with folks! 

If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or search for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!

See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!

-S (@Shauncord

The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.

Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.

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