Greg Loiacono & Jamie Drake Release ‘Bound To Fall’ Single

By Nate Todd Mar 12, 2021 10:15 am PST

Greg Loiacono and Jamie Drake put out the new single, “Bound To Fall.” The duet arrived via Blue Rose and also features Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen with mixing from Hiss Golden Messenger co-founder Scott Hirsch.

“Bound To Fall” — recorded in Oakland last summer — follows a 2019 collaboration between Loiacono and Drake titled “San Felipe.” The new tune sees the California-based singer-songwriter duo harkening back to the heartbreak songs of old, as Loiacono explained in a statement:

A few years back I had become obsessed with a recording called “Please Stay” by The Cryin’ Shames. It inspired me to dive back into old records of singers singing heartbreak songs from way back. I hoped to convey that lonely, far away sound on this record. Once Jamie and I started working on the song together we focused in on this unrequited love that drives the singer almost into a sense of delusion. It was really enjoyable finding ways to convey this through words and melody.

Drake also shared her experience creating the single:

I think we’ve truly captured a specific, vintage, musical world in an authentic way. We were visited by a classic-feeling melody as we began to write and it brought a bit of magic to our session—along with plenty of failed relationship experiences to contextually pack into the lyrics. I remember laughing while suggesting the line about listening to Steely Dan and hearing the saxophone play. It’s such a real detail and I’m sure someone out there will relate.

Listen to Greg Loiacono and Jamie Drake’s “Bound To Fall” below:

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