Local singer-songwriter Gareth Fernandez draws influences from soulful singers like Sam Smith, John Legend and Adele. He writes about the millennial or Gen Z experience in today’s fluid, confusing virtual insanity. With that, he is back with the spiritual successor to 2019’s gospel-inflected track, Achilles and 2020’s emotional ballad, Put You Through. Teaming up with indie darling Linying, who co-wrote the song with Fernandez, lends her beautiful vocals to the track.
His latest single is a soulful ballad that comprised of sublime arrangements and emotionally resonant songwriting. Could Have Been Us features tender piano lines enveloped by a rich, gospel-style choir and is produced by Shaykhandbake. While Achilles deconstructed our egos and Put You Through challenged us to acknowledge our past faults, the latest release retreads these heartbreaks one last time before setting them aflame and bidding them farewell. Could Have Been Us by Gareth Fernandez is now on Spotify and other leading streaming platforms.