Meena – “God’s Free Make Me”


Out today from Manchester-based duo Meena, their Can’t See EP shows a gripping sound steeped in aspects of post-punk, shoegaze, and garage-rock. EP track “God’s Free Make Me” is exemplary of Meena’s moody sound. A backing synth shimmer and post-punk rhythm section enamor initially, adding a lively guitar tone alongside the expressive vocal performance, enjoyably reminiscent of Deerhunter. Added guitar jangles add further fervor past the one-minute mark. Escalating distortion a minute later accompanies the galloping bass line with satiating results, concluding with a dreamy allure.

Can’t See follows up the band’s debut EP last year, whose opening track “Porch” saw praise from outlets like We All Want Someone to Shout For, Little Dose of Indie, Independent Music Reviews, and others.

One-half the duo, Will, writes the following about Can’t See: “My vision for the record was a poppy hooky reverb-drenched layered record with big drums and deep bass, with a rich texture (every single bass note in played on the low E).” He continues: ” I think the record is quite lyrically abstract but in general is about life, sadness and just trying to get through life.”

Stream the rest of Can’t See below:

“God’s Free Make Me” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2021’ 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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