There’s a haunting, hollowness that permeates “Miss Me”, the new single from folk duo Eye Witness that stays with you. Starting with a melancholic guitar, sparse vocals and a booming drumbeat the song builds before bursting into an anguished chorus that cuts with jagged heartbreak. Singer/guitarist Milo has a nasally quiver to his voice (with just a dash of Michael Stipe) as he purges “there goes the sun” and “I’m no fun today.” Adding a ghostly atmosphere, singer/drummer Rainy echoes his vocals later on like a memory from the past that lingers in the back of the mind.
By the end, the song has withdrawn into itself with a quiet reprise as if it’s simply run out of energy much like the end of a relationship.This will be the title track on the upcoming album from the band due out this summer.
Eye Witness have been playing together since 2007 and have two equally awesome full length albums and numerous videos worth checking out.