I’ve listened to this new Cut Worms track maayybbeee 10 times in the last 24 hours. Something about it is totally addicting. It feels like a stone cold classic from decades ago, with a familiar-enough melody that it sounds exclusively like Cut Worms, but potentially someone else’s. I’m not crazy about the music video though, maybe forget that part. But man, this song totally blindsided me. Didn’t think a slice of retro country pop would affect me in this way in 2020, but here we are. Melancholy in all the right ways, buoyant but feeling weighed down. I can’t wait to wander around NYC on a HOT day, fogging up my glasses with mask breath, listening to this.
New Cut Worms album Nobody Lives Here Anymore coming Oct 9 via faves of the blog Jagjaguwar.