The Neighbourhood needs no introduction here. We have loved this genre-crossing, dark act since they confidently slid on the scene with “Sweater Weather.” With two albums and four previous extended plays, we’ve had years to develop our bleak addiction to their shadowy sounds.
On January 12, the NBHD hit fans with a fifth EP, To Imagine. Yes, it’s only hours old but I can confidently say it contains some of my favorite noise from this revered act.
“Stuck With Me” starts simply enough, and continues to quicken with your heartbeat. This eerie new addition feels to me like a high-speed drive on storm-slick roads. We're simply sitting shotgun with Jesse Rutherford. This song leaves me with an uneasy weight in my chest, even as I lean into each apologetic lyric:
I been getting over myself
Thinkin' about what you need
Then I realised that neither of us matter
What's reality, yeah?
Keep an ear out for the faint whistling that begins around the four-minute mark. And oh, be prepared to have To Imagine on repeat until further notice.