Nashville-based Abby Nissenbaum returns with her moody, atmospheric new single ‘Checkerboard Flies’ and we’re excited to be running the premiere!
The first track to be taken from her upcoming EP Unreliable Narrator, ‘Chekerboard Flies’ offers an exciting insight into Nissenbaum’s entrancing 70s influenced indie-rock come alternative-folk sound. Blending her soaring, effortlessly emotive vocals with a backdrop crunchy, reverb drenched guitars, right drums and driving bass, the track is beautifully atmospheric, possessing a reflective, personal aura which makes it efforltessly addictive and relatable.
As comparable to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac as it the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy, the songwriting and emphasis on the dreamy yet dark atmosphere gives it a real edge – an intensity which steers her sound towards a realm of rock rather than singer-songwriter.
Talking about the meaning behind the single, Abby explains: “Checkerboard Flies is about going back to situations or people who make you feel worthless, and when those inevitably cause harm, it can in turn feel like a confirmatory pattern that you’re worthless. In the last verse, I hint to the concept of an ‘unreliable narrator’ (the eponymous EP of which Checkerboard Flies is the first single), where we might create false narratives about ourselves in reflection of repeated engagement with destructive relationships or habits.”
A unique talent with a lot of potential, Abby Nissenbaum’s new single ‘Checkerboard Flies’ is released tomorrow. Listen early below: