fbpx

UNXIGNED is independently run by a team of freelance writers and music curators helping underrated artists get the attention they deserve and guilt-tripping fans into checking out the irresistible. Help us keep the lights on with your riches, you lucky mortals or, better yet, give it to the most needy.

“There’s more to life than your bottom line,” Hunter Cahill wearily pleads in the first single from their upcoming debut album Some Things You Don’t Know About Me. This first release, “Goddamn”, is just one of twelve that will explore the all too human quest of reconciling the story we tell ourselves with our actual experience.

“Goddam” focuses on the transactional nature of those relationships. In these failing relationships, Hunter Cahill’s dark vocal timbre juxtaposes the bright guitar. The naive hope of the instrumentation jarringly emphasizes the direct lyrics. “It feels like all I’m worth is what I can do for you.”

Halfway through the song, the optimistic guitar solos. With slight distortion, the last light of hope flickers. In this capitalistic society, reaching out for a deeper connection isn’t often reciprocated. There’s always someone else’s selfish desire to contend with.

Even the opening, the gentle heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic strumming sounds like it’s inviting other instruments to join. But only the consistently repetitive drums show up, doing the bare minimum to sustain the forward motion. Musically, it’s a brave and risky choice that pays off; emotionally, it’s a gut punch that further emphasizes each lyric. Please, someone, give Hunter a hug.

See also  UXIGNED Highlights: Parker Smith

Stream “Goddam” below.

Support UNXIGNED

Support independent music journalism. Support UNXIGNED.

UNXIGNED is all about the indie. As an independently run music and artist discovery blog, UNXIGNED's core values are founded on the belief that music, being a universal language and an essential part of culture, must be celebrated no matter the scene an artist represents. It is our mission at UNXIGNED to help deserving indie artists—seasoned and new—be heard globally and to produce quality content for readers and listeners to enjoy.

If you approve of this cause and wish to show your support for its upkeep and furtherance, you may do so by making a donation in any amount. Bless you.

If you're in the Philippines and have GCash, you may send your donation by scanning our QR Code through your GCash app.

We understand that not everyone is in the position to donate, given the most pressing problem we all face these days. Alternatively, you can show some love by simply spreading the word about UNXIGNED and the music you care about.

Leave a Reply

UNXIGNED

Highlighting the finest of underrated music.

Grow with us!

Region