Attack of the Killer Track! is a series that explores tracks from artists from a variety of genres. Some of the tracks were singles, some of them were obscure b-sides or long forgotten album tracks. One thing is certain – all of them are killer tracks.
You don’t often expect to find your favorite song by a band 9 albums into their career, but that’s just what happened with me and the band Low. Low had made quite a name for themselves playing a type of music dubbed slowcore – music marked by slow tempos and minimalist arrangements. By 2011 the band had broadened their horizons a bit, incorporating electronics and a harder edge to some of their songs. That year’s C’mon was favorably reviewed by just about every publication and all was well. Especially Me was the 2nd single lifted from the album and has been on repeat for me over the last 5 years. Impassioned vocals by Mimi Park punctuate the song as orchestration swells behind her. What really gets to me though is all of those elements in tandem with the lyrical content. Doubt, hope, and hopelessness coexist here. The feeling of thinking someone feels the same as you, but leaving that sliver of doubt in your mind. It never fails to give me chills. “Cause if we knew where we belong / There’d be no doubt where we’re from / But as it stands, we don’t have a clue / Especially me and probably you”.