“While the Days Go By” is unadorned and primarily resides in the lower frequency range, particularly during its early reliance on a strong bass line. In blogosphere jargon, the term “Lo-Fi” might be applied. But Lo-Fi is shorthand for low fidelity and we aren’t ready to use the term to describe a track that includes enduring male/female harmonization and alluring sounds that are unconventional to most Indie playlists.
The track was released by Somehow, which is the performance moniker of Erwan Pépiot. The female voice is Aurélie Tremblay’s. The final portion of “While the Days Go By” is most attractive for its contrast in the approaches of the two vocalists. Earlier, Tremblay followed Pépiot’s matter-of-fact approach to the chorus. Then, in the last visit to the chorus (and the preceding verse), Tremblay’s intonations express greater emotion.
In June 2107, Somehow released a nine-track album titled “Hidden Memories.” The album credits note that “acoustic guitars, keyboards, melodica, violin, and cello” were employed. Aurélie Tremblay is the cellist, but we don’t detect the cello in “While the Days Go By.” Erwan Pépiot is a
multi-instrumentalist based in Paris. He wrote, recorded and mixed the entire
project on his own in his home studio.
The lyrics of “While the Days Go By”
are included below. The stanzas are constructed around wishful/regretful
conditions, “If only…” But the message can be positively interpreted, “Live for