Artist: Snakehips and MØ
But I’m not just a fuck-up, I’m the fuck-up you need
I don’t hear nobody when you focus on me
Perfectly imperfect, yeah, I hope that you see
Tell me you see
‘Cause I know that you’ve been thinking ’bout it
Shut your mind off and let your heart breathe
You don’t need to be worried
I may not ever get my shit together
But ain’t nobody gonna love you better
I know a lot of us music snobs have prejudices against pop music, but there’s a few that are inevitably on all our playlists, and not just as guilty pleasures. The quality is remarkable, and it’s almost as good as your sworn-by collection of classic rock music; well, at least in its own state of being.
Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, known professionally as MØ, is a Danish singer, songwriter and record producer, signed to Sony Music Entertainment. Snakehips are a British electronic music duo. The line-up consists of Oliver Lee and James Carter. This “dream-team” were once the famous composers of the 2015 hit ‘Lean On’. While this 2017 single has failed to garner as much popularity as the former, (it did stay at the top of the charts for a few days) it’s achieved a whole new level of sophistication.
‘Don’t leave’ is a heartbreak song which talks about a dysfunctional couple clinging on to each other desperately, even with all the troubles and the sorrows. The singer begs her lover to stay, even when she hasn’t been the best partner while a video of their racy and intimate moments plays. That’s one way to describe this song: racy, intimate and heartfelt. There’s an optimum usage of electronic music, which is always a good thing. The music doesn’t drown out the singer’s voice, and adds a much-needed charisma to the song. Essentially, no other genre would’ve done this song justice. The lyrics are raw and raunchy, unraveling like a frustrating rant being yelled at someone, in the face. That further highlights how personal and well-drawn it is; it practically sets the entire scene. MØ‘s earthy voice, with the cracks and the trembles, further amplifies the pain, bringing more meaning to the song. As a whole, this song has definitely impressed me enough to persuade me to write about it. I’m not claiming to be a qualified song critic, but I’m a musical cynic, and I think this song is rather excellent, which is saying something.
The dude in the music video has caught your eyes, you say? That’s the Italian model, Francesco Cuizza. Thank me by following me 😉