There's No One New Around You

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There's No One New Around You
There's no one new around you.jpg
EP by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2016
GenreAlternative, indie rock, indie pop
Length15:20
LabelSelf-released
Producerpronoun
Pronoun chronology
There's No One New Around You
(2016)
I'll Show You Stronger
(2019)

There's No One New Around You (stylized in lower-case) is the debut studio EP from the American musician pronoun.

Content[edit]

The four-track EP was self-released on 10-inch vinyl, compact disc and digital download on November 18, 2016. Recorded in her Brooklyn apartment, There's No One New Around You was intended to be a full-length album, until finishing the song "Snowed In", after which, she notes "it just felt like [the record] was done."[1][2] The album production, mixing, artwork and photography is by Pronoun.[2] The album title is based on an automated message from the social search engine mobile-phone application Tinder, and as Pronoun explains in an interview with City Pulse, after "scrolling through [...] and I reached the end and that's what it said. I thought, 'this is actually really beautiful, if you take it of context.'"[3] It is described as indie rock, post-punk and soft electronic filled with delicate, deeply personal tracks.[4]

The song "Just Cuz You Can't" is about a long-term relationship that she "thought would never end".[5] Its music video was directed by Sabyn Mayfield.[6]

Reception[edit]

For the song "Just Cuz You Can't", Stereogum writes it is a "driving and urgent rock song undercut by Vellturo's mumbled, passionate delivery," and Billboard calls it an "emotionally captivating track that channels the evolving timeline of a relationship."

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."A Million Other Things"3:48
2."Til Your Legs Give Up"3:49
3."Just Cuz You Can't"3:15
4."Snowed In // There's No One New Around You"4:28
Total length:15:20

Note

  • All tracks are stylized in lower-case

References[edit]

Citations

Bibliography

  • Blake, Liza (October 18, 2016), "pronoun Makes Indie Debut With New EP, Featuring 'just cuz you can't': Exclusive Premiere", Billboard, retrieved April 3, 2019
  • Chesney, Danielle (July 27, 2017), "One-woman show", City Pulse, retrieved April 3, 2019
  • Hill, John (September 4, 2018), "In Conversation: pronoun, Brooklyn indie upstart on mending broken hearts", Clash, retrieved April 3, 2019
  • Lerner, Rebecca (October 31, 2018), "How One-Woman Band Pronoun Is Making It Big", Forbes, retrieved April 3, 2019
  • Rettig, James (December 15, 2016), "Pronoun "Just Cuz You Can't" video", Stereogum, retrieved April 3, 2019
  • Smith, Emmalee (November 12, 2018), "'Bedroom pop' artist pronoun turns heartbreak into hits", WCPO-TV, retrieved April 3, 2019