From the North East, this five piece have a reputation for their direct attitude and fiery, energetic brand of rock. Back with a vengeance and with a new way of approach, they are about to unleash a string of singles over the coming months and ‘Broken’ is first in line.
Simple but effective chords introduce the track, then Hannah Neil adds her resilient voice. Slowly and touchingly the lyrics are sent skywards with backing vocals providing depth. The melody remains basic and only rises midway with graceful guitar from Stephen Hope, (who has since left the band). This ballad is so passionately engaging.
‘Broken’ was written during lockdown and deals with the sense of grief after the death of someone close. Fallen Mafia have a reputation for delivering songs that have powerful and poignant messages, but nothing prepared me for the way that ‘Broken’ evokes the feeling of bereavement, yet gently guides you through all the emotions. It genuinely moved me with its unmitigated soulfulness.
If ‘Broken’ is anything to go by, Fallen Mafia will be having a very successful year and I can’t wait to hear the other singles that are promised. See below for more info and links to the band’s social pages.
Fallen Mafia are – Hannah Neil – Vocals. Chris Johnson – Guitar/Backing Vocals. Ruth Cranston – Guitar. Duncan Emmerson – Bass / Backing Vocals. Adas Cowan – Drums / Backing Vocals.
Website : www.fallenmafia.co.uk
Broken was recorded at In Heart Studios, Blaydon