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.

MY – White Water

“Exactly as loud and raucous as it should be.”

Tim: Proposition: we make this week all about last Friday, because damn there was a lot of good stuff. Take this, from the Swedish singer who’s just finished supporting McFly on their Anthology tour (which was fairly good, but THEY DIDN’T PLAY STARGIRL).

Tim: She’s styled herself as MY, and there seems to be absolutely no bio information about her on any of her social medias, so there’s no chance of anyone Googling her ever; she confessed though that she grew up listening to Abba and then discovered Nirvana, which kinds of explains the style of the track.

Tom: Really? I’m not sure I hear much Nirvana in there. Although to be fair, you can basically say that Nirvana has influenced anyone who’s ever picked up an electric guitar since the early 90s, so never mind. The track.

Tim: And what a track it is – I did think it got stupidly loud and raucous the first time I heard it, but then I realised I had it playing in two tabs at once which let’s face it rarely gives an optimal audio experience. On its own, that is exactly as loud and raucous as it should be, and excellently, the verses don’t seem too quiet in comparison, which is quiet an achievement when you consider that actually they are quite quiet.

Tom: For me, it suffers from the problem that I can’t remember it, can’t sing along with it. It might be a grower: but for us, where we’re looking at one track a day and mostly done on first impressions, that’s not great. I guess it’s… competent?

Tim: Fair enough. I see her as an excellent popstar in the making, with other tracks coming which will surely be equally very good.