“Fool” by Robert Vendetta

Singer-songwriter Robert Vendetta’s new single, “Fool,” is a melodic, peaceful song about “…choosing a card of gold over one’s friends.” The first few notes of the track are vaguely reminiscent of old-school rock bands such as The Beatles or The Beach Boys; as soon as Vendetta’s soothing vocals arrive, one can hear the unique and distinct sound that he brings to the table. “Fool” is a tranquil yet catchy song that will win the hearts of any listener, regardless of age. 

“Fool” is the first single of Robert’s upcoming album, set to debut in 2024. The album is a concept album, which means it tells a story with each track. “Fool” is a crucial part of the story, as it’s about being at the bottom before eventually reaching a turning point. This way, once listeners conclude the album, they will see the entire arc of being a human and all the ugly things that come from it. Everyone talks about “rock bottom” after getting over that hump, but rarely during it. “Fool” is a song full of desperation. It is not about the light at the end of the tunnel, as it highlights the pain we go through at rock bottom, which is full of hopelessness and despair.

Robert’s lyrics in “Fool” are beyond touching. The track is from the point of view of someone who has burned all their bridges, including family and friends. That regret and battle we have inside our minds shine through most honestly: through words. Aside from the compelling lyrics, the instrumental is just as affecting. The sadness is evident through Robert’s vocals and the melancholy instrumental, consisting of piano, drums, and bass.

“Fool” features Robert on piano and vocals. Also part of his band is Anders Jansvik on drums, Torunn Christelle on mellotron, and Håvard Solli on bass. Anders, Torunn, Bjørn Nes, and the artist János also provided backing vocals. Take a listen to “Fool” now, which is available on most major music streaming platforms.

Written by Melissa Cusano


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