Gloriously morose and romantic pop tinged with a dark heart. I Do Not Love is a mysterious youngster from massachusetts, that we much we know. From his releases we might also deduce that he is lonely and though young possesses a wonderful baritone that john maus would be proud of. Melodically, I Do Not Love is indeed in love with the melancholy vocal lines pioneered by Morrissey or even Frank Sinatra, but the backing track belies a knowledge of the Cure / Echo and the Bunnymen jangle. There’s also elements of post-industrial loops and ghosted-out atmospherics smothering the tape liberally. Accomplished and filled with the extreme emotion of youth, I Do Not Love hits several of the right spots at the same time.
Tracklist: dreams please too / apple picking / i like you most / so simple