Absofacto x NITESHIFT – “Unquit You”


“Unquit You” is an inviting, mellowly melodic pop single from Absofacto, the project of Los Angeles-based artist Jonathan Visger. The track’s video (above) represents the latest foray into Absofacto’s NITESHIFT concept, described as “for people who want to feel challenged and discover something truly new for themselves. “VIBE TIL I DIE” was the first single from the NITESHIFT world.

“Yes, it’s a literal place… but it’s also a puzzle, a mystery, a community, and a tool for expanding your horizons in every way,” Absofacto says of NITESHIFT. “Stories on stories. Discoveries on discoveries. It’s about immersing yourself in the infinite depth of being alive. The scope of it will become apparent over time, and it can actually transform your perspective on the world around you.”

“Unquit You” enamors with its tender vocals and key pulsations, seamlessly accompanied by chilled-out rhythms and eventual vocal soaring. The “I wish that I could unquit,” refrain hypnotizes with wintry keys and a general sense of elegance. “Come dance with me,” the vocals tempt during the verses, leading into another vibrant refrain.

Speaking further about the NITESHIFT concept: “As human beings on Earth, we all have the same confusing experience of being born into a structure we didn’t design and having to make sense of the world around us. We wonder, ‘What direction are we supposed to go in? What are we supposed to value? Why are we even here?’ Within NITESHIFT, you get to embrace that mystery and search for answers for yourself.”

Absofacto first caught our ears back in 2011 with the album Sinking Islands and then again in 2015, with “Dissolve,” which saw renewed interest in recent years, hitting number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in January 2020.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ 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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