Fairground Saints Introduce Their ‘California’ Sound [Listen]
The breezy melody of Fairground Saints' "California" isn't lacking sincerity. The Santa Barbara-formed trio bring a unique effervescence to country radio.
Meg McAllister takes lead on the group's first single, but Elijah Edwards and Mason Van Valin make their presence known at each delightful chorus. They trade live vocals during live shows that pack a charming, candlelit living room quality. Indeed, "California" sounds like a song you'd enjoy hearing from just a sofa away.
At its core, "California" is a love song, one of the few Fairground Saints didn't write but one they say they connected with immediately. Their vocal relationships are universally pleasing, if just short of exhilarating. That kind of excitement may still come on future releases, but during this west coast-inspired dalliance, a calming warmth works to their advantage.
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