FINNEAS – Hollywood Forever
The inimitable FINNEAS is back with his new song “Hollywood Forever”.
Beginning with a melancholic e-piano, FINNEAS’ calm vocals immediately drew me in with the first line “bury me in Hollywood, forever”.
From there it’s a soundscape of crickets, light atmospheric elements, and unflinching songwriting. The chorus introducing an incredible stack of vocal layers and heartbreaking orchestral strings.
FINNEAS’ writing will twist the gut of anyone who has lost someone slowly, and his vocal performance is glide between smoothly resigned and plaintively gritty.
There’s a lot to unpack in this song and it cuts deeper with repeated listens. Something is broken at the core of this song and it demands to be felt.
FINNEAS’ solo releases continue to highlight the powerful & authentic songwriting/production sensibility that made Billie Eilish a star.