Not Together, a house track produced by Paul Costello, sounds very nineties in its composition. Throughout the piece there is a narrative, told in masculine and feminine voices, about lost love and how both participants have only found loneliness since becoming separated from one another.
The song talks of two lovers, who felt complete by simply being together, that have been left with palpable feelings of regret because they failed to say what was needed when their relationship fell into ruin.
Repetition, in words and music, work well for this minimalist track that shows our protagonists will never know they share an identical feeling of regret.
There is a sense of grief, for words left unsaid, laid down in lyrics that feel calm despite talk of surviving stormy weather. Both parties know they’ve lost something, pieces of themselves that made them better people, and are trying to become whole again.
For many of us, the subject matter contained within this track is all too relatable.
Review By Lisa Knight