Here’s what Jackson says about what makes “Missed Your Call” a different sort of Brasstracks song:
“Col3trane came into the studio and we immediately bonded over our love of D'Angelo's ‘Spanish Joint,’ so it already felt like we weren't going to create a stereotypical Brasstracks song that day. I picked up an acoustic guitar, Conor started messing with mixing both live drums and various drum machines in the studio, and Col3trane immediately started vibing and writing. We made kind of a left turn for the pre-chorus, and I raised my concerns about it maybe being too much. He immediately said ‘no, I'm into it’ and proceeded to write one of the coolest moments in the song, you could tell that he had it all planned in his head, notes lyrics adlibs and all.”
CLASH called “Change For Me” “a summer-fresh ear-worm” and praised the duo’s attention to detail in their singular songwriting: “The melody is superb, but the intricate arrangement pushes it to the next level.” And last week, in its weekly roundup of the top new releases, AV Club featured “Change For Me” alongside new music by Perfume Genius, Moses Sumney, The Magnetic Fields and more: “‘Change For Me’ is a few great things at once: A sneaky earworm, a sunny groove, and a harmonious reminder that there are always reasons to try.”
Brasstracks will continue releasing A-B tracks featuring an amazing cast of musicians and collaborators throughout 2020 leading up to its release, stay tuned.