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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // March 24, 2020
As you may remember, Ruben Dawnson is the Norwegian talent taking the world by storm with his visceral perspective. Although Dawnson credits Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator as some of his most notable influences, it’s quite clear that he has crafted an indie pop sound like no other. Ahead of his newly announced debut EP, Echo Emotions, Dawnson is giving us a second taste with “SAYIMGOOD.”
“SAYIMGOOD” has Dawnson reintroducing us to his complicated mind, which is a motif we’ll suspect throughout Echo Emotions. Drizzled with fluttering guitars, “SAYIMGOOD” offers lo-fi production that’s absolutely enthralling. As Dawnson constantly explores his convoluted brain with mimicry, he connects with those of us that may not be in the best state of mind.
On “SAYIMGOOD,” Ruben Dawnson shared,
“This song, like the whole EP, is very introspective. It revolves around the feeling of not being in a healthy state. It switches back and forth between singing to myself in third person, and from myself in first person–which symbolizes a certain duality and disorientation. Self love and self criticism.”