Title - I Don’t Want You to Worry Anymore
Artist - Mothé
Coming off of several successful EPs, Mothé (AKA Spencer Fort) has released a new album, the dreamy I Don’t Want You to Worry Anymore.
For those less familiar or inclined to the synth-pop sound that pours from the speakers as soon as the first track begins, the music of Mothé may seem a bit strange. But by the time the last track is reached, even the most skeptical of listeners will be glad to have taken this musical journey.
What I appreciated most about Mothé’s sound is that they reminded me at various points of different artists whose work I enjoy, without even trying, making it that much easier to lose myself in a genre of music with which I wasn’t well acquainted.
1. Dancing On An Empty Floor
3. Debt Collector
4. Wrong Places
5. Leave A Little Late
6. Summer’s Almost Gone
7. Somewhere In Your Dreams
8. I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore
9. Breathe The Air On The Moon
10. Concrete Smile
12. Everyone Is Everything
The vocals on tracks like “Dancing on an Empty Floor,” for example, brought to thought all the pop rock goodness of the band Rooney. The musical vibes on a few tracks, most of all the verses of “Wrong Places,” was shades of Devendra Banhart.
But while Mothé’s music nudged other artists in my subconscious, the lyrics are all one-hundred percent theirs, and that certain electric poetry is a lot of what makes the album so great.
“Isaac” is all hazy vocals overtop a lyrical commentary about the perils of blind faith, drawing on the Biblical story of Abraham’s commanded sacrifice of his son, Isaac. It is this direct tie to such a well-known story that makes the track so compelling.
Lead single “Debt Collector” is propelled forward by not just computerized beats, but also by a steady baseline which helps to ground in an album which feels so hypnotic, while “Somewhere in Your Dreams” is sheer indie pop perfection.
At times, the lyrics may be a touch difficult to decipher, due to Mothé’s incredible falsetto and overall vocal range, but this is a small price to pay for songs that will make you dance, but also maybe make you think.
The title track is haunting, just repeating those seven words over and over again, with a soft synth background with a hint of what could be glockenspiel.
Indeed, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to Mothé’s future success, for if this album is indicative of whatever may lie ahead, the world is theirs to take.
Review by: Ashley J. Cicotte
Mothé’s I Don’t Want You to Worry Anymore is available on all major music streaming platforms.
Mothé - Somewhere in Your Dreams (Official Music Video)
Better Than Ever 2022 Tour Dates:
06/10/22 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
06/11/22 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
06/13/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
06/14/22 – Portland, OR – Holocene
06/16/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
06/17/22 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
06/18/22 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
06/20/22 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
06/23/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Hall
06/24/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
06/25/22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06/26/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
06/28/22 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
06/29/22 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
06/30/22 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground
07/01/22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
07/06/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
07/07/22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
07/08/22 – New York City, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/09/22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
07/10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
07/12/22 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07/13/22 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
07/14/22 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
07/15/22 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
07/16/22 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
07/18/22 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
07/19/22 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
07/21/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
07/23/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
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