An eclectic success spanning from warming psychedelia to impassioned rock, “I Don’t Think You Need Me Anymore” is exemplary of the captivating songwriting coming from The Apricots. The Portland-based act continue their steady ascent with this single, described by the band as “about a friendship growing apart.” They continue: “The song encapsulates how painful it is to have an unbalanced friendship, but ends on a hopeful note leaving the possibility of rekindling the friendship in the future.”
Mellow vocals, a bouncy bass line, and gentle guitar trickles complement a stark realization — “I don’t think I’ll see you anymore, grown apart and hard to ignore,” — as greater gaps of silence emerge in daily conversations. Twangy guitars and spacey synths complement a yearning ensuing vocal presence. The beginning is tranquil and introspective, gearing into the riveting “it’s poisoning me,” second-half emphasis, where a dark rock allure takes firm hold. “I Don’t Think You Need Me Anymore” is a stylish, dynamic achievement from The Apricots.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.