“Want Me To Stay” is a striking track from Mini Trees, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Lexi Vega. Aesthetically reminiscent of Mitski’s ability to grow lushly chugging verses into soaring pop hooks, the track takes off particularly well after the two-minute mark. “Whatever you want,” the vocals begin over clanging guitars and gorgeous backing accompaniments, marking one of many notable moments. The rewarding melodic twist/turns throughout are abundant.
Vega describes “Want Me To Stay” as “a song about trying to move on from an unrequited love, but realizing it still has a hold on you.” I’m certainly anticipating the project’s second EP Slip Away, releasing this month and produced by Jon Joseph, who also produced Mini Trees’ first EP, Steady Me.
“Want Me To Stay” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.