The Lonely Together – “Don’t Ask Don’t Get”


“Don’t Ask Don’t Get” shows an emotive blend of rock and pop from Edinburgh-based band The Lonely Together. Songwriter Mike Baillie captures the ending stages of a relationship alongside a hooky, well-produced sound centered around a memorable hook. The single releases ahead of the band’s second album, Endless Sunset Oblivion, releasing in August.

Crisp guitar pulses and a jangly lead drive into a resonating vocal lead, lamenting about “heartbreak 101,” and analyzing one’s past regrets. The heartrending rise into the “falling in love with somebody else,” admittance echoes the melancholy of such a realization, and how they’re “already gone.” Reminiscing of “golden summer nights,” engrosses in the verses, with each chorus’ reprisal sending chills with a nostalgic, sentimental engrossment. We’re excited to hear the rest of Endless Sunset Oblivion later this summer.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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