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Middle Part gets vulnerable in honest new single “Busy”

18 November 2020, 19:00 | Written by Joe Beer

Brooklyn’s Middle Part returns with another slam-dunk of a release with “Busy”, the third track off of the upcoming EP I Wish I Was Alive.

Known for his synth-heavy indie pop concoctions, Middle Part unveils his latest banger “Busy”. A painstakingly honest look into his loss of self-identity and unsatisfactory interpersonal relationships, the track sees Middle Part (aka Andrew Selkōw) not holding back when giving his opinion on modern relationships - whether it's with yourself, a loved one, friends or acquaintances.

Taken from the upcoming EP I Wish I Was Alive, “Busy” is another example of Selkōw’s ability to fuse altpop with mesmeric synths, taking listeners to a place which brings to mind the likes of Michelle Branch meets Clairo. Soft, muted vocals and simple instrumentation allows for the songwriter to tell his story, enabling us to cling on to every word. Incorporating his love for early millennium music, the song emits a nostalgic feeling, paying homage to the cherished era.

Much of the forthcoming EP touches on the musician's life experiences, providing a raw and unfiltered look into his encounters with depression, dissociation, love and loss. In Selkōw's own words, "A lot of this record is about ego, vulnerability, and dealing with loss. It's also about finding a balance with your mental well being. 'Busy' touches on that theme of letting go of your ego and being more vulnerable with the people around you. That's the message I'm trying to get across, and I feel that ties in with the EP's title, which is all about being more present rather than mentally checked out."

"Busy" is out now. Find Middle Part on Instagram.
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