Updated: Jul 21, 2021
“I Hate Myself Now” is the newest single from international artist and animator Grimson. The track opens with plucky upper strings followed by the same melody in a mids-drive electric guitar. In the verses, the same plucky strings return as well as a solo cello to create orchestral textures underneath a blanket of soft drums and sparse electric guitar. This texture builds to a full arrangement with smooth string quartet lines, guitar leads, and precise drum sections. The vocals throughout are easygoing, almost listless, but that makes them all the more pleasant.
We are especially appreciative of the attention to musical imagery in the arrangement - soaring upper strings in the second verse, which talks about “moving out to find some peace and quiet” (in the music video, the protagonist is taking off on a plane), followed by overdriven, almost cacophonous guitar after the second chorus to demonstrate the protagonist’s decline into a state of self-loathing.
The music video for the track is creative, expressive, and impressive cinematically. We added this track to our Underground Indie & Alternative playlist on Spotify. Check it out below and then follow Grimson For more releases.
Grimson - I Hate Myself Now