Enjoy a performance of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" at Shoreline Amphitheater

“Hope and I wrote the music and lyrics in one day. It happened almost simultaneously. We weren't trying to write a hit - we were just writing a song... I think we had a melody and a feeling and we just followed that feeling. And it ended up being a song…”

We tell the story of the song "Fade Into You" by the rock band Mazzy Star

"Fade Into You" — amazing alternative song rock band Mazzy Star, which adequately adorned their second studio album So Tonight That I Might See. The authors of the composition are Hope Sandoval and David Roebuck, also a producer. The single was released in April 1994 year, and became the only one in the discography Mazzy Starin the top 100 Billboard! IN Billboard Modern Rock Tracks the song took the third line (as, in fact, in Iceland). It is worth adding that the band had a few more singles that hit in the top 40 of modern rock, however ... none of them came close to success "Fade Into You". Subsequently, this track will become bright hit 90s according to both many prestigious publications and the listeners themselves ... Let's remember his story!

About the song: background, lyrics, background

Hope Sandoval and David Roebuck
Hope Sandoval and David Roebuck

"Fade Into You" is a hypnotic ballad about unrequited love, the first track from the second studio album So Tonight That I Might See… As mentioned above, the song in which the vocalist Hope Sandoval yearns to connect with the object of her affections on a soul level, was also the first and only recording by a Californian alt-rock band to hit the Hot 100"Fade Into You" is a popular hit of the group, which is considered one of the best songs of the 90s! He took the album to platinum status with over a million sales... The composition also brought attention to Mazzy Star and took its songwriters to a place they never wanted to be: neither sandoval, neither Roebuck never pursued fame - they were indifferent to fame. Moreover, the infamous silent duo did not like to perform live or give interviews, and Sandoval refused to talk about their lyrics at all ... Looking back at their seminal melody in 2013 year, the vocalist briefly said The Guardian:

"I think it's a good song"

Hope Sandoval
Hope Sandoval

Her colleague David Roebuckwho died in 2020 year, explained that their only focus has always been on the music and not on fame or fans:

“We are not so worried about the outside world. Making music is a very internal process that we are involved in. The outside world is not really on our minds in terms of music. We really do it in our own world and for ourselves. For us, music is a separate world…”

David Roebuck
David Roebuck

In his interview from 2018 one of the founding members of an alternative rock band Mazzy Star, Roebuck, told how such a wonderful melody was born:

“Hope and I wrote the music and lyrics in one day. It happened almost simultaneously. We weren't trying to write a hit - we were just writing a song... I think we had a melody and a feeling and we just followed that feeling. And it ended up being a song... It was an acoustic guitar and we both sang, and after we wrote the song, we arranged it for other instruments - piano, slide guitar and drums. But it all started with an acoustic song…”

If you feel nostalgic anguish for days long gone when you hear "Fade Into You", Mazzy Star never planned this! Word to David:

"It was never a nostalgic song," he said. “Unless you really think about nostalgia for real, because it really was for real…”

Performance at Shoreline Amphitheater

A little later after the release of the single, namely the second of October 1994 of the year, Mazzy Star performed this delightful melody in the amphitheater Shoreline! We invite you to enjoy this wonderful performance together:

By the way: this video got more than 5 million views on YouTube (and that's just for 8 months)! However, the song has an official music video, or rather, there are even several of them!

Music videos

On the "Fade Into You" two music videos were filmed. At the first, which premiered on MTV in October 1993 year, the band performed in the Mojave Desert in some of the same places where U2 filmed the cover for their album The Joshua Tree (1987). Video directed by Kevin Kerslake, who filmed the video in the same year Nirvana "Sliver". Unfortunately, the clip is not available for viewing in Russia...

Second video Merlin Rosenberg showed the band performing in the ballroom and roaming the streets San Francisco. premiered in winter 1994 of the year:

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