Earlier this year, TRACE hinted at new music soon to follow the release of last single “Oh My My”, a candid yet understated ode to the addictiveness of being wanted. Sure enough, the Los Angeles-based singer now lifts the dustsheet from “Oh My My”’s follow-up, a contrastingly upbeat exploration of a new direction within the electro-pop umbrella.
“You Don’t Know Me” features a skeleton of trilling recorder samples, fleshed out by immersive electronics and TRACE’s richly feminine vocal. Her casual declarations that “I fall in love with everyone, in fact I thought you were the one,” illustrate her effortlessly offhand, conversational lyrical style, a key contribution to the swirling immersiveness of each and every release yet heard from her.
“To really know someone is an intimacy we crave and rarely feel,” TRACE explains of the track’s inspiration. “When we get that chance to get close to someone, we sometimes realise up close [that] they aren't actually someone we like at all.”