The Apricots – “I Don’t Think You Need Me Anymore”


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.

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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