Emerging Norwegian talent Ruben Dawnson recently won over fans and tastemakers alike with his anti-anxiety anthem FYALMA. The 20-year-old singer and producer now brings us another introspective look at mental health from his own personal perspective with the new single SAYIMGOOD.
Dawnson’s signature raw honesty and visceral emotion can be found within those questioning lyrics, “Why are you so unenthusiastic, huh? / Why you always gotta be so drastic?”, mimicking the internal voices of the narrator.
The whole track bounces and reverberates with fuzzy guitars and paradoxically upbeat percussion, while the genuine sentiments of Dawnson’s feeling is further highlighted by the lo-fi production. Blurring the sonic lines between jovial instrumentation and heartrending writing, he crafts a jumping and shimmery pop sound that turns as much as it provokes.
Speaking about the track, Dawnson shares,“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 symbolises a certain duality and disorientation. Self love and self criticism.”
The new track is the second taste of a newly announced debut EP, Echo Emotions, which is set to drop on May 8th.
Listen to SAYIMGOOD below