Song of the Day: “Fade Into You”


“Alternative rock” group Mazzy Star reached their commercial peak during the early 90s, a period when American music was dominated by grunge and Nirvana. The creative core of Mazzy Star consisted of guitarist and producer Dave Roback and lyricst and multi-instrumentalist Hope Sandoval. The duo was often accompanied by a rotating cast of musicians, and the band as a whole provided a thoughtful counterpoint to the frustration and nihilism of Nevermind. Sandoval’s ethereal lyrics carry their single “Fade Into You,” which lingers in our ears as a kind of sad tone poem.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →