James & Evander are prone to inspire rhythmic bodily movement ranging from the smallest metronomic nod to the breaking-inertia of twitching jumps. But, as the duo began working vocals into their indietronica sound textures, it's lead to a delicacy to explore those drab morning feelings often dismissed as a simple wrong step from the bed. J&E are looking deeper into the experience on “I Don't Mind”, chalking it up to masking a helplessness with a cool indifference.
Stepping away from their synths, J&E hone in the bummer side to their debut on “I Don't Mind”. The acoustic strum is an easy signifier, but as the song shifts into a very mid-Aughts indie rock break down “I Don't Mind” reminds us what it was like to be young and broken up. This is a song for all those times you tried to seem tough, despite the obvious transparency to the hurt feelings.
James & Evanders' Bummer Pop LP is out May 15 on Velvet Blue Music.