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Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me
From Natalie Prass (2015)
This is a genre and artist I am otherwise not particularly intrigued by. But at 2:59 this song goes into a superb repetitious groove segment that transcends both. I have previously mentioned my fascination with repeating song segments, and this is another excellent showcase. It lasts from 2:59-4:21, first starting simple with just vocals and low-key strings, then a bass joins, and then drums and brass for a great crescendo.
In live versions she tries to sing the chorus in more varied ways, maybe in an attempt to make it more interesting and less monotonous. Thanks, I hate it.
She wrote the song on her boyfriends piano after they had a fight. Later on when she finished the song, she emailed it to him, which resulted in their breakup. Which I find hilarious. Imagine being the boyfriend receiving this hauntingly beautiful song, and it’s about how you suck. In an interview, Natalie Press shares this piece of wisdom:
Note to self: When a relationship is on the rocks, but you want to work it out on your end, maybe don't send songs like this.