Niels Bacher’s latest single, Insecure, exposes his boldly vulnerable songwriting style at its finest. His preceding single, Too Sick to Love, set the bar high; with Insecure, he created a melancholic plateau far above it.
After nods to the Verve in the prelude, the alt-electro pop hit transgresses into an electrifying synth-driven post-punk track with trip-hop beats and Niels Bacher pouring his heart out into clever vocal hooks around the fiery melodies that gear up to the same frenetic momentum that you would find on a Poison Ivy record.
You’d be seriously hard-pressed to find a more honest lyricist; Niels Bacher succeeds not just in exploring a fraught, often stigmatised, emotion and leaving no proverbial stone unturned in Insecure. He also succeeds in creating a sonic experience so chilling that those deliverances of bitter truths hit with maximum evocative impact.
Insecure is now available to stream on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast