This past winter, Nick Fabian found himself back at his childhood home. He’d made the trip from Nashville to Dallas dozens of times since he moved to Music City to begin his career. But this felt different; like it might be a one-way flight.None of the songs he had been writing and producing felt like “him.” So when he sat down at his family’s Steinway, the frustration poured out.
“I just started writing this taunt to the devil, the world, publishers who rejected me, everybody,” Nick says. “Whatever you do to me, it’s not going to end me. It’s going to make me stronger.”
He began with the chorus: a gigantic, teetering pop-soul earworm that would fit snugly alongside Hot 100 hits by Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes and Selena Gomez. The message cut deeper than most mainstream acts. “I believe the only thing that truly breaks a man,” he roared, “is never living up to everything he truly can.”
Soon, “Let Me Down” was complete. Nick co-produced the final product with Rian Ball.
“I write things much more intentionally now” Nick says. “I hope if people take anything away from ‘Let Me Down,’ it’s that suffering and pain in life can always lead to a better version of you, if you let it.”