New Jersey-based alt-rockers Modern Crowds have just shared “I Don’t Mind,” the first single off of their debut, self-titled album. Commenting on the track, the band said “We started writing ‘I Don’t Mind’ back in June of last year. It was the first song off of the new record that we came up with and demoed. It’s also the first song that we started with when we began tracking our self-titled LP with Paul Ritchie in September 2016. The song is significant in that while it’s a straight forward rock song, it’s also the first time we began incorporating new instruments such as synthesizers, sitar, and the Nashville style of guitar tuning.”
The continued, “Lyrically, the song is admittedly kind of vague but it presents two different mindsets. The first part, which repeats at the end, is about feeling apathetic and passive about life ‘Delay, skipping by.’ The second part, the louder more aggressive part, reflects a more aware, worrying and borderline paranoid mindset ‘But wait, is it right? The lyrics came out all at once as a kind of stream of consciousness one day, and I ended up just going with the original lyrics I jotted down. They seemed nonsensical at the time, but I think the dichotomy of the two parts provides the song with some emotional significance.”
Modern Crowds was recorded by producer Paul Ritchie (The Parlor Mob & gods) at Insidious Sound Studio in Shark River Hills.