“Nothing” sees the London-based artist finding her groove with a more energetic sound, still based around choppy, jangling synths and feather-light beats. The track’s feel is breezy and uplifting, in contrast to the heady warmth of its predecessor.
Foxgluvv’s lyrical prowess allows her to dress up a complex message as minimal, radio-ready electro-pop in the vein of artists such as St. South and Tei Shi. With its refrain insisting that “you should be out there, but you’re doing nothing,” “Nothing” attempts to tap into that defeatist millennial thought process and motivate us to get up and out into the world.
If “Crush” was the hangover, “Nothing” is the hair of the dog kicking it to the curb.