No Thanks, Man – “Inside Out There”


“Inside Out There” is a tranquilly compelling single from No Thanks, Man, the project of artist Geraldine Espino. The track represents Espino’s third single, following “Ok Fine” and “Away Already.”

Described as “about feeling trapped by negative perceptions and preconceived notions,” “Inside Out There” consumes in its laid-back vocal work, trickling guitar lushness, and gentle percussive pulses. The calming vocals stir in their portrayal of one’s inner complexities, also suggestive of society’s tendency to over-simplify intricate emotions. “People out there, well they can’t see everything inside she wish she’d be,” Espino sings during the chorus, with further questions like “what does she think about us?” furthering that distant sense of relatability and connection.

Bolstered by both lyrical depth and serenely gripping instrumentation, “Inside Out There” is an inviting, melodic production from No Thanks, Man, whose first three singles showcase a project poised for continued success.

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