MY – Skeletons

“We might not be getting an album with a baby on the front anytime soon…”

Tim: We last featured MY a year ago, and you remarked that you couldn’t hear the Nirvana influences that she claimed to have; try this.

Tom: Are we talking about the same Nirvana? Like, the band fronted by a man who shot himself, known for such tracks as “Lithium”?

Tim: Okay, fine, so we might not be getting an album with a baby on the front anytime soon, but this does at least go far enough that, to my ears at least, she’ll avoid the “raucous female = Avril Lavigne clone” line, which no-one ever really comes off well from.

Tom: I mean, sure, but that’s more because she sounds like a regular European pop singer. It’s more Icona Pop than Nirvana.

Tim: Possibly, what with the light dosing of synth lines throughout, and different sounding vocals in the quiet verses, and so basically it’s all different and fine.

Tom: I had to go back and listen again without the preconceptions about grunge, because you completely knocked me for six on that one. It’s… well, it’s an okay pop song I guess?

Tim: Works for me – I rather think it does, really quite well indeed. Nice one.

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