Love Lies (with Faux Paz) - Single (2021)
Review By Kimberly Raschka Sailor
December 25, 2021
Hot collabs are trending in a cappella, and your heart will sing over a strong pro group and a well-known collegiate group becoming a supergroup. Add in an expert production team, an arrangement with plenty of swag-infused soul, and chart-poppin' vp, and there's not much more to ask for in Love Lies. Shoot, what's next?
This release is truly made better because of the partnership. Radius gets to add treble-decoration lines and a lot more color-depth to its usual sound by shouldering up to the Faux Paz roster, and Faux Paz benefits from the red hot radio-ready talents of Radius up front.
Is this the best a cappella arrangement of Love Lies I've heard to date? Yes; Isaiah Carter, you've gone and done it. The first fifteen seconds alone seal the deal. Adjectives: lush, daring, complex, sultry. I'd love to hear about the rehearsal process for this work. And what an awesome duet pairing in Dylan Melville and Sarah Gray: voices compatible enough to buy into the he-said/she-said interplay, while distinct enough to be drawn into their individual lines and showy flair.
Contemporary a cappella is alive and well. Come sink into the sweet harmonies and rhythms Radius and Faux Paz put down for you.