Let NoMBe cure your Valentine’s Day blues with ‘Young Hearts’
Valentine’s Day is rough for anyone, no matter what sort of state your love life is in. If you’re in a loving relationship, there’s this pressure instilled on you by some ancient saint and grocery stores that you must spoil your lover on this day. If you’re single, you’re surrounded by those who are not and your loneliness can creep in around you – wow, that was grim. In any case, Valentine’s Day is centred around the concept of obsessing over someone – whether we’re dating them or not. And that’s exactly what NOMBE is putting across in his latest cut, ‘Young Hearts.’
NoMBe, who was first introduced to us via monster single ‘Wait’, really plays with sound on his latest cut. Opening with a subdued, 90’s-inspired, string driven melody, it then bangs into this soaring chorus complete with warped guitar chords and glistening chimes. The ups and downs of the song are, presumably, a metaphor for how deeply love can affect our emotions, as NoMBe sings “You’re all that I want/ You had me at hello/ Girl, I almost fainted/ Too much for my heart and soul.”
On Facebook, NoMBe had this to say about the huge song:
“Like the rest of us, the first time I was in love was the most pleasantly painful experience of my life. There was no point of reference for how to cope. When you are truly obsessed with another human, you are convinced that you have everything to offer to this significant one, but can only marinate in confusion over the fact that she (or he) just isn’t able to see it. You may want to die for this person, you may want to abandon everything. This may even seem plausible in that given moment because you simply can’t fathom life without them. This feeling evolves over time and I think love becomes more complex as we get older.”
‘Young Hearts’ is the second single from NoMBe‘s debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me which will be released via TH3RD BRAIN Records.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD