These days it’s hard to trust anyone. And it’s even harder to trust someone when you’re more than capable of looking after yourself. These are the topics Light City Lights explores in his third single, “Trustfall (feat. RAZ).” In it he examines the push and pull of vulnerability within the context of a new relationship over moody piano and washed out drums.
Trustfall, a melodic and yearning ballad, offers a glimpse into a side of vulnerability that is chosen, not stumbled upon. Steady piano, soft pads and countless vocal harmonies build this song into an emotional journey that evokes a Lewis Capaldi or James Bay song, albeit placed over slightly more electronic elements.
Cowritten and featuring Nashville native Tony Zavitson (aka RAZ), Trustfall features intimate vocals sung over crisp and clean pop production with big drums. The song starts off with a thread, and by the end grows into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. The lyrics are personal and raw, providing an honest look at choosing to be vulnerable with someone new.
Adam Baha (the artist and producer behind Light City Lights) explains, “A trustfall is something you choose to do – it’s not accidental. You have to choose to be vulnerable and trust that the other person won’t hurt you. It’s the same with every relationship I’ve had. It’s very difficult to allow yourself to rely on someone else, especially when you are good on your own. But when you do place your faith in someone else and they come through for you, there’s no other feeling like that in the world. When we started writing down how I felt, my goal was to write the most honest song I could. I think it came very organically because even though I’m talking to someone I deeply care about in this song, I am also talking about letting go of my own real- life trust issues as well.”