A Story Told

A Story Told, comprised of vocalist Alex Chaney, guitarists Josh Allen and Jason Lieser, bassist Zach Holley, and drummer Casey Hardman, are an emotionally forward and irresistibly catchy five-piece outfit that are pioneering their way through the West Virginia scene. Trailblazing their way through the Appalachians, A Story Told, kicked off their career with their full-length debut album, Keep Watch in 2016. The 10-track effort struts along the intersection of pop and rock with songs like “All of You” and “Cold Blooded” showcasing their enthralling rock melodies, while “Weather” spotlighted their pop disposition.

After the recent release of their second album “Good Looks,” we asked to guys to put together a list of their current favorite tracks. Stream them below in a new exclusive playlist for FAULT.

Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
“We’re all huge fans of Taylor’s work. Reinventing herself with every release, we had no idea what to expect in terms of new music after the insanely successful 1989. However, from the very first listen, this immediately became one of our favorite tracks she has ever written.”

Julia Michaels – Worst In Me
“This song kind of came out of nowhere for us. We had heard the single Issues and obviously many of the songs she has written for other artist such as Sorry by Justin Bieber, which led us to checking out her latest album. The emotion in the track immediately had us hooked.”

Lorde – Green Light
“We were so stoked on this release. Pop music can seem manufactured sometimes and Lorde as an artist I don’t feel falls in this category. Jack Antonoff produced this record and we totally geeked out over that fact in anticipation for this song/album with his impressive resume of artists he’s worked with that we love (Taylor Swift, fun, etc.)”

Paramore – Fake Happy
“We’re all life long die hard Paramore fans. We wouldn’t be who we are without them to be quite honest lol. Easily one of the most anticipated records of the year for all of us. It has an honest message that isn’t trying to be something it’s not. ‘Fake Happy’ sums up the album for us. A message that had influence in our latest record.”

COIN – I Don’t Wanna Dance
“We’ve been huge fans of COIN for quite some time now. We have mutual friends with them and couple of the guys grew up only 30 minutes away from us in Huntington, WV. Their sound is just so fresh right now. A perfect mix of rock & roll and synth pop. I Don’t Wanna Dance is a go-to track off their latest record.”

Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill
“‘Castle on the Hill’ I think speaks to the heart of every human being. It’s a feel good track that reminisces on ‘home’; whatever that may mean to you. It identifies to specific times, scenarios, people. Something we can all relate to. So it’s easily a song that sticks with you and has with us throughout the entire year.”

Here Again – A Will Away
“Easily one of the best songs I’ve ever heard lol. We heard about these guys through mutual friends in the Columbus, OH scene. They released this song as their first single with a video and I immediately sent it to the guys. It hits you the same way Castle on the Hill does.”

Symmetry – 7 Minutes In Heaven
“You could say we’re biased just coming off of a tour with these guys. But seriously, this anthem that is Symmetry packs so many emotions. I think that’s what we love about it. It’s been stuck in our heads for months.”

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