Much like the countless other members of Vancouverite indie omnibus The New Pornographers, guitarist (and banjoist/mandolinist) Todd Fancey has been moonlighting as a solo artist since 2004 under the name Fancey. With four LPs of sunshine pop under his belt, the latest project he’s been teasing is called Eyes of Fire, which so far has been preceded by a single featuring the unlikely assistance of former American Idol contestant Saveria providing the perfect vocal accompaniment to his funky, upbeat, and more than a bit Caribbean recent single “Love Is a Rainbow.”
Today he’s returning with another new track alongside Saveria—“Someone” does a bit more to earn the project’s yacht rock comparisons, with the accompanying video even feeling firmly rooted in the late ’70s. “‘Someone’ is a song I recorded remotely in 2019 with Saveria (I’ve still never met her!) on lead vocals in her hometown of London, Ontario,” he shares of the lush, orchestral number which, yeah, features a bit of steel drum. “I had the lyrics in mind for a long time, especially the line ‘Snow falls and the grass is gone, never had a love of my own.’ Saveria sang the song after it had finally come together and we shot the video last summer in Ontario. After the video was completed, Saveria told me that she wanted to re-sing the vocals over again! At first I was like, ‘Whaaaaat?’ but now I’m glad she insisted!”
Watch the video below.