Thursday, May 12, 2022

Say Sue Me - "No Real Place"

Photo by Lim So

South Korean surf-inspired band Say Sue Me are back with a new single before their album comes out tomorrow. "No Real Place" is this wonderfully dreamy alt-rock song with some hints of dream pop and shoegaze. As poppy and upbeat as the track is, it is just doused with fuzzy guitars that keep it from being too cheery. Plus, I had never quite heard the surf inspiration for Say Sue Me, but in the guitar solo on this one I can fully hear it. "No Real Place" is a hybrid of alt-rock, power pop, surf, and shoegaze, and if you think you need to hear that you have no idea how glorious this song truly is.

Vocalist/guitarist Sumi Choi says of the new song and video:

“There's been a lot of parting ways over the years. Spent a long time missing someone. And I usually walk..."I gained courage as I walked, and now I think I can overcome the sadness and fear of someone leaving. The illustration is a cat, which the video director uses as an allegory for the four band members drawn and coming together in the end.”

You can watch the video for "No Real Place" below. The Last Thing Left is due out May 13 on Damnably, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Say Sue Me, check out the band's website.

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