Track Review

Track Review: Fiction Borders // Noralyn

Inspired by powerful female artists like Tori Amos and Kate Bush, singer-songwriter Noralyn breaks boundaries with her bold music. Trained as a classical pianist Noralyn not only has the knowledge but also natural talent shining through. Evocative and provocative, her haunting vocals touch your heart and send shivers down your spine – and we’re not the only ones feeling it. Featured on Less Than 1000 Followers, Rising Artists Blog, Sinusoidal Music, The Further and various playlists, Noralyn is building a fanbase across the globe. The latest addition to her discography is the single ‘Fiction Borders’.

Following her hit single ‘One of the Few’, ‘Fiction Borders’ is a fresh take on intimacy within a piano-led session. Highly reminiscent of Tori Amos, the singer’s vocals add a tinge of Stevie Nicks with its intimacy, extravagance and I don’t care what you think attitude. Known for her love of the emotional sentimentality of songwriting, Noralyn intertwines her acoustic-inspired melodic arrangement with a hazy ambience acting as a mist about the structured sound.

Described by Noralyn as “…a song about refusing to submit to every message that the world pushes at you”, ‘Fiction Borders’ is empowering in its ethereal soundscape. What I find particularly intriguing about Noralyn is her vocals and the way their shimmer through the misty swirl of sound. Moreover, her previous work shows a transition from haunting to obscurity in only a few songs – exceptionally unique, I must say.

While there is a strength within the bold and empowering track there is also an exploration of human fragility in the constantly evolving ‘Fiction Borders’. Noralyn shares that the track is “…about finding the courage to resist the things that would leave you a victim or a prisoner; to search for the truth and let it set you free.”

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