FINNEAS is a different kind of pop icon in the making. At the young age of 21, the Los Angeles native has already established himself as a fixture in the world of pop songwriting genius, having produced and written for the likes of Khalid, Jessie Reyez, Kehlani, Sabrina Claudio, and of course, his sister Billie Eilish. However, his talent extends far beyond the world of songwriting and producing, as FINNEAS ventures out to make a name for himself as an artist with spellbinding release after release.
“Let’s Fall in Love for the Night,” which follows FINNEAS’ recently released single “Luck Pusher,” is a love letter penned to someone you may never meet. Despite being written in Osaka, Japan, about a girl FINNEAS had never met, “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” is imbued with an overarching sense of warmth. Opening on FINNEAS’ gentle, almost whispered sweet nothings and a wonderfully minimalistic bout of guitar strumming, there is no denying that the songwriting prodigy has crafted a timeless ode to love. And despite being centered primarily around sparse instrumentation, “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” feels filled with life thanks to FINNEAS’ intrinsic gift for musical changeups and vocal inflection.
What makes “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” feel like such a lasting love song is found in FINNEAS’ clear prowess for knowing what goes into a great pop song and combining that knowledge with his own distinctive, personal touches. The distant vocals that open the track to give it the feeling of an old radio recording, the croaking of frogs and subtle sounds of nature, and a final laugh from FINNEAS to bookend the track, are all hallmarks of what makes FINNEAS such a master songsmith. It’s the structure that makes a fine pop song what it is, but it’s the details that give it an everlasting life, and FINNEAS has all that down to a science.
Listen to “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” below and catch FINNEAS on tour with Billie Eilish this fall: