BY SERA SNYDER
New to the scene dark pop artist hailing from LA, Vaines, has just released his debut single “Nobody Like You” which has already made Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ playlist for the week of February 26th, 2018. The song starts out with an effortless and flowing verse backed by a layered beat as Vaines describes the lonely feeling of walking home alone in the dark while thinking about his complicated relationship with someone. The lyrics draw the listener in with their relatability, while the darker timbre of the beat evokes emotion. This emotion of pain and distrust in a relationship is reinforced on the chorus as the vocals gain a much more commanding presence, allowing the listener to truly understand and become in touch with the artist’s feelings. The second verse follows the same melodic pattern as the first, again Vaines describes the feeling of being led on, and given mixed signals, and how that has taken a mental toll on him. Transitioning from the second chorus into the bridge the instrumentation has now gone from a polyrhythmic, dense beat, to just a single electric guitar riff which builds on the listener’s emotions perfectly. As the beat is reintroduced, the vocals take on a different pattern for the bridge. The final set of lyrics summarize how this complex, and tangled relationship has left his brain spinning, and heart filled with venom, a feeling that many people go through all too often, giving listeners something that they can feel personally connected to. The lyrics to the bridge are then repeated a second time as the song closes out to the sound of the single guitar riff with added chimes that leaves an eerie feeling that will linger in the listeners mind’s making them want to hit replay, and experience the feeling all over again.