M.E. Netzke – “If I Ever Disappear”


A moving new track from Vancouver-based artist M.E. Netzke, “If I Ever Disappear” is a lovely piece of songwriting, reminding enjoyably of Father John Misty. “I never wanted to scare you away,” Netzke starts the track, his resonating vocals emitting a consuming quality as the various instrumentation adds, ranging from solemn acoustic guitar to twinkling keys. A percussive-laden rise approaching the one-minute mark is joined by the rich vocals — the ensuing, dramatic “if I ever disappear in your eyes,” line aided by warming brass and harp-like glistening. The touch of synths around 02:25 adds a lovely component to the already-engrossing soundscape. “If I Ever Disappear” is replete with beautiful production flourishes and songwriting twists that entertain and impress throughout.

Netzke adds the following: “This song is about the brink. The place where you sit and wonder if you will continue or not. The hours when you’re full of unanswerable questions for the future and how you will belong to it. It’s about not knowing what to do.”

“If I Ever Disappear” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 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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