Premiere: Quiet Takes “San Fidel”

On March 5th, Quiet Takes will release their new EP, San Fidel. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the album’s titular track.

Sarah Magill, the woman behind the Quiet Takes moniker, said “I wrote San Fidel’s chorus on a desert road trip.” She continues “I found a picture of an old San Fidel curio shop, and I started imagining what it would have been like to live there right when Route 66 was dying: Something is ending. You have no idea what’s ahead.”

That uncertainty and melancholy is apparent in “San Fidel.” Over lush synth pads and rolling drums, Magill’s voice lilts singing evocative lyrics like “When the tourists go home/we’ll plaster the bone/make do with what’s been forgotten.” While it may seem sad, Magill says “San Fidel is about slow dancing in that uncertainty, gathering courage for whatever’s next.”