17th December 2021 — Heartache rings true in local singer-songwriter Sezairi’s latest single, ‘Fool‘. The new song marks the artist’s third musical offering for 2021, following his involvement in the National Day song, ‘The Road Ahead‘ this past August.
‘Fool’ follows Sezairi on his ongoing journey of reflection as he recalls the intensity of falling in love for the first time, losing it, and gathering the strength to let go. He hopes to take his listeners to a time and place that is remembered fondly and take stock of how far they’ve come since.
“When I started writing ‘Fool’, I was thinking about the absurdity of falling in love for the first time. That almost cinematic moment plays in your head when you realise love isn’t as perfect as you’ve imagined and what a fool you’ve been because you knew it all along.”
Sezairi co-wrote ‘Fool’ with his friends and fellow artists, Linying and lewloh, to polish up the lyrics, and collaborated with in-demand New Zealander, Josh Fountain (BENEE, MAALA, Theia), to produce the track.
The song starts with the crackling of an old gramophone and a lo-fi guitar melody that transports you back to the ’60s. The beat drops the song into a modern sound with a heavy beat, clean guitars, and a sprinkling of percussive instruments that fully immerse the listener in memories of first love as Sezairi starts to sing.
“I wanted to take everyone to a specific time and place with the song, and Josh really helped build a world within the musical arrangement.”
Listeners are taken on a romantic trip down memory lane, with Sezairi sharing the intimate musings of the experience of his first love — from the wistful longing and the rush of feelings to the vulnerable uncertainty and grappling with letting go.
“Some of the most extremely creative and talented people came on to make this song what it is and I’m extremely grateful.”