Brooklyn-based brother duo Eighty Ninety have released their latest single, ‘Know Me’. The gorgeous new track, which deals with finding love in dark times, feels particularly poignant given fear that is gripping the world amidst the current outbreak of COVID-19.
On “Know Me”, the soothing vocals of the duo’s vocalist, Abner, are delicately laced over a Hozier-esque blend of banjo and acoustic guitar, courtesy of his brother, Harper. as the track builds to a vibrant pop chorus, complete with 808s and stacked ethereal harmonies. “The song is about loving someone through life’s darker moment and how that kind of love can bring hope, meaning, and maybe even redemption in the face of tragedy,” the brothers explain. “Know Me” stays true to Eighty Ninety’s breezy indie-pop aesthetic while also adding an Americana-inspired flair that feels fresh and new for the band. “We let the emotional arc of the song, rather than any set of genre conventions, lead us to instruments and sounds”, the brothers say of their process.
Eighty Ninety first catapulted onto the scene in 2016 with their break out single ‘Three Thirty’, which hit #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts, and was followed by their debut EP Elizabeth in June of 2016.
Since then, the brothers have moved from strength to strength, garnering over 22 million streams, as well as being hand-picked by megastar Taylor Swift for her official Spotify playlist ‘Songs Taylor Loves’, among songs from other industry heavyweights like Ed Sheeran and Jack Antonoff.
Check out Eighty Ninety’s latest track, ‘Know Me’, below and let us know what you think: