Von Sell – “Miss Me”


We just featured Von Sell’s infectious track “Names” a few weeks back, though even newer effort “Miss Me” is enough of a standout to warrant more coverage. It’s also a great demonstration of Brooklyn-based David Von Sell’s diversity as a songwriter. “Names” was certainly the punchier of the two, showcasing a classical-minded direction in the hook with a trickle of piano. “Miss Me”, on the other hand, floats along on a more subdued and twang-friendly cloud — comparable somewhat in Hot Chip’s funk-laden electro-pop in tone. Backing vocal humming and a yearning lead – repeating “I miss you / did you miss me?” – resonates very effectively over a lush assortment of twinkling synths and mellow rhythms. This is an insanely addictive track that warrants multiple replays.

“Of the songs on this EP, ‘Miss Me’ is the first song I started, and the last song I finished writing,” Von Sell explains. “I kept revisiting it on a monthly basis, kept gently tweaking it – so unlike some of the other songs, this one is harder to pin down.” Look for that EP in the coming months.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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