Taking a stand with her examination of the world and the power systems around us, Kate Faust’s track “Trouble” pulls from the darkness and creates something underscored with beauty: this is the power of Kate Faust’s brand of electro pop.
“There are many people and forces in our world right now who are being met with full weight of the evil they’ve done to others. I’m proud to stand with all women and all people who have been abused and disenfranchised by systems of power and violence. We refuse to be complacent in this,” Faust says, and her track confirms this. Restrained and yet powerful, there is a rising tension until the bridge opens into a softness — her voice becomes a pillar of hope.
In the clip for the track, Faust is shown dancing in careful and delicate motions — just as her voice weaves through the synths. Images are projected onto her face which adds an almost psychedelic effect, as do the fractured images of eyes. It all comes together to feel just soothing enough to pull you into a darkness. It all feels united, but never complacent.