Neu Pick: Michigander is stunning on ‘Fears’

Michigander is stunning on ‘Fears’

The Michigan-based songwriter provides today’s Neu Pick.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Michigander.

Michigander is (you guessed it) Michigan-based singer Jason (you guessed it) Singer. His two debut tracks - ‘Nineties’ and ‘Mexico’ - caused quite a stir upon release last year, and now new song ‘Fears’ joins the fold.

Still in the indie-rock mould of its predecessors, ‘Fears’ ups the ambition tenfold, with a polish that doesn’t mask Singer’s direct, punching songwriting, but simply sends it skyward. It’s a track that’s at once intensely personal, yet with stadium-sized ambitions and scope.

The track folds out into a pummelling bass drum and repeated refrain of “if you find me, don’t ever leave me,” before exploding into a joyous ending, and it’s not that hard to envisage it getting even the prawn sandwich brigade off their seats at arenas in the future.

Listen to ‘Fears’ below.

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