Kristen Rae Bowden delivers ground-shaking pop hooks with her seismic new single "Fault Lines". Inspired by a breakup that took place on California’s scenic Highway 1, the poetic lyrics make a play on words involving lines of blame and slipping tectonic plates. “It’s all your fault,” she sings, with the heartfelt sting of an old wound remembered, while the chorus brings us into the quake-ridden landscape: “Living on a fault line / where nothing feels solid and you can’t tell time / why can’t you be mine?” Sonically the track’s sleek, spacey textures are anchored by solid, rhythmic warmth reminiscent of 1990’s pop-rock, fittingly keeping the listener in the realm of memory. Sun-soaked electronic guitars blend with the moonlit qualities of a Fender Rhodes and Bowden’s reflective layered vocals. “Fault Lines” is profound, vibrational pop that will stand the test of time.
“Kristen Rae Bowden has the richness of style to carry a meaningful song like this. She has an inherent feel for the profound in all three: her lyrics, and the nuance of her vocals and playing.”
- Melissa Clarke