I had ignored this song, a B-side from the upcoming tUnE-yArDs album, until today. (It was officially released a few weeks ago.) And then for no reason at all other than I remembered that there is a tUnE-yArDs album coming out, I played it and it felt like the exact right thing to keep on repeat for the rest of the day. That’s probably because the song is about worrying about what the future will bring and wasting time and being alone with one’s self. It’s not necessarily the best representation of a tUnE-yArDs song – see Nikki Nack’s proper single “Water Fountain” – but I don’t mind hearing something more subdued from Merrill Garbus when it resonates with me so immediately.
Nikki Nack will be out on 5/8 on 4AD, but you can listen to it right now over on NPR.