After three successful LPs, The Turnback are taking a new approach to releasing their music; the New York three-piece is embracing the standalone single. “You Kill Me” is their latest, and you won’t want to miss this catchy track.
You know when you like someone so much that their every move just, well, kills? “You Kill Me” draws from this feeling, though it was written for an author friend-of-the-band to support the book Murder in Montague Falls. The video for the track — which is set in the fictional Montague Falls — pulls murder-mystery together with romance and then flourishes it with twist after twist.
The song has a garage rock buzz and energy. The cymbals fuzz out while the vocals ring with held notes. The catchiness is underscored by an atmospheric edge, which itself is underscored by the dramatic — though relatable — lyrics. A quiet bridge lets the tune settle in the mind. You’ll have a hard time shaking this one.