ME’s new EP "good guy / i'm sorry" is unlike most releases in its cohesiveness and vision. Rather than a hodgepodge of tracks, the four songs that make up the EP exist in a sort of echoing conversation with one another, tracing the emotional arc of a relationship from introduction to ending.
Kicking off with the wistful ambient interplay of "intro," the EP establishes an intimate tone from the outset. We hear a murmured conversation between two lovers playing out, against a backdrop of falling rain.
This melancholy persists into "good guy (a distorted voice memo)," which unfurls with a steady, mournful beat and ME’s breathy, coaxing vocals. We hear confessions that hint at something heartbreaking. ME’s vocals slide and stretch over the song's instrumentation.
ME shows a gift for crafting atmosphere with "i’m sorry," a sparse, touching track that feels like being immersed in static. Synth pads waver and tremble under ME’s vocals, which have an almost otherworldly quality. The song is haunting rather than melodramatic, imbued with a sense of longing too deep for tears.
Concluding with the hushed, melancholic "outro," the EP brings a feeling of closure to what has unfolded as a movement from meeting to parting. Over hazy, declining synths and ME’s fading vocals, the distortion of a far-off conversation floats into focus once more, its familiar yet indecipherable tones suggesting the bittersweet nature of joy and loss intertwined.
Through "good guy / i'm sorry," ME has created a cohesive world wherein every track bears the weight of memory and meaning. Rather than a mere collection of tracks, the project manifests as a poetic, emotional journey, formidable in its ability to convey deep feelings through subtly shifting sounds and spaces.
If you crave something heartfelt and emotive, follow ME. She always delivers, crafting sentimental music that grows stronger with each release. Her EP "good guy / i'm sorry," is a case in point. " It’s like an auditory diary entry," the artist describes it, and rightly so. You'll feel as though you’re eavesdropping on something too personal to share. You need to experience this music for yourself on Spotify. Feel the raw emotions and connect with something captivatingly close.