For once the words Unknown Caller actually provoke a stream of pleasant feelings and desire to listen to the voice on the other line, which in this case would be the Brooklyn based songwriter/producer Alex Lichtenstein delivering smooth grooves, synths and shimmering guitars.
"See You Again" is his latest single in which the spontaneity, luck, coincidence or small fateful interactions are praised in the context of retrospection, with a warm nostalgic smile. It's the it-all-makes-sense-now moment, felt simultaneously with gratitude and a renewed desire to trust your instincts. As Unknown Caller says:
"See You Again" is about people and places that appear in your life - perhaps briefly, perhaps enduring - and impact your worldview in a way you don’t always realize in the moment. There’s something refreshing about the spontaneity of certain interactions, especially during a period where every connection is trackable. The meaning also parallels never being able to see a person again because of change, but there’s a certain beauty in remembering them as they once were."
The artist has been influenced by Japanese 80s pop, the ground breaking Memphis design movement and musicians like Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi, while introducing his own sublime midnight pop sound.