A hypnotic, creative showing from Baltimore-based artist Unreliable Narrator, “Not Much I’m Into (Only You)” takes inspiration from Animal Collective’s early material. A soaring vocal lead joins a steady synth arp backing amidst steadily developing percussive hi-hats, lyrically indistinguishable though thoroughly meditative nonetheless. An effervescent textural addition, approaching the one-minute mark, adds enjoyably. Twangy guitar fragments adorn the vocal melody’s switch-up about a minute later, alternating between a soaring anthemic croon and bite-sized contemplations. “Not Much I’m Into (Only You)” is easy to consume, with its built-up melodic development and nostalgic experimental pop production leading the way.
Unreliable Narrator provides the following about the track:
“The premise of the song is the familiar feeling of dissatisfaction with life while still having someone in your life who makes it all worth it. I wanted to capture my favorite elements of Animal Collective’s music circa 2005-2009 combined with more early The Strokes style guitars. I wrote, played, and recorded everything in my home in Baltimore, MD.”
“Not Much I’m Into (Only You)” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ Spotify playlist.