Slow Cruise – “You’ve Got Me”


Strutting both lush dream-pop mystique and bursting effervescence at points, “You’ve Got Me” is a consuming new single from Swedish artist Slow Cruise. A wintry sparseness is evident at first with sporadic synths and sleigh-bell percussion, developing quickly alongside bright guitar pulses and shimmering vocals. The directness of the title-referencing hook entrances throughout, contrasted enjoyably by the darker atmospheric pull of the verses, which emit forlorn, nocturnal qualities. “You’ve Got Me” is ear candy for fans of dream-pop with some added vigor.

The artist explains more about the track:

“This song is about meeting someone who lives on the other side of the world. Somehow you two are really drawn together, a feeling of euphoria but paradoxically there are a thousand obstacles that keep both of you apart from each but somehow you envisage the both of you living in the same place eventually. This song came about by having the chorus melody in my head one morning, then i started building all the other instruments around the hook.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

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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