Melancholic and smooth blend real nicely in this one.

"Sober" comes from South London-based singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalists Quinn Oulton, whose instrumental skills you've already heard in Mom Tudie's "Take Your Time".

A mixture between James Blake, Tom Misch, Sampha, kicking off in a melancholically beautiful & touching way and building up to something really powerful around the 3-minute mark. Ideal for mid-January.

In the song, Quinn offers a personal perspective on an important issue - the complex discussion surrounding sexual assault and consent, especially within a friends' group. He laborates:

We are finally seeing more open discussion around sexual assault and violence against women in the wake of the #metoo movement. I've been seeing it spoken about on social media and the news more and more, and I wanted to write a song to contribute to this dialogue. In particular, I wanted to bring up one aspect of it that I feel has been largely ignored, which is when sexual assault happens within a friendship group.
It seems to me that when sexual assault happens within a friendship group, men are given the benefit of the doubt, whereas women's experiences are questioned or ignored. This often leads to women feeling isolated and alone. This is really frustrating, given that the majority of sexual assaults happen between people that know each other.
I want to express full solidarity with women who have experienced this, and hope that this song encourages people to be receptive to those who ask them for support.

There's also a trippy and lovely music video alongside the track:

posted by Nasko
January 2022