Me Not You – “Not Fine” + “I Don’t Blame You”


NYC duo Me Not You released two strong tracks this week. One is the contemplative and electronic-minded “I Don’t Blame You,” an atmospheric builder that shows commendable vocal range. There’s also the more rock-leaning builder “Not Fine,” which reminds me fondly of Mitski. Both do well in showcasing the act’s songwriting strengths and ability to diversify. They just wrapped up their debut LP, Already Gone, which will release in June.

One half of the band, Nikki, explains a bit about where the music came from:

This past summer, I spent a few months upstate with my grandmother, who was sick and living her last days. It was beautiful and sad to spend those last months with her. During the same time, I found out I was pregnant. The writing of these songs began to channel this feeling of life cycling and rebirth that I was experiencing, and the sadness and joy that were confronting me at the same time.

“Not Fine” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

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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