I Got Out Of Bed Today: The Mal Blum Story is the title of the book that we see Mal Blum reading in the opening few shots of this new video, and it presents an apt setting through which to experience “Better Go” for the first time. Blum spews a million anxieties a minute, pondering an ex-lover’s new life and trying to pinpoint the moment in time when their relationship started to crumble. This might sound self-pitying, but Blum is a quick-witted lyricist who can turn wallowing into an insult with basic turns-of-phrase, like: “I hope your computer keeps you warm where I could not.” Blum’s fifth full-length album, You Look A Lot Like Me was produced by Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster, who also played guitar and sang some vocal harmonies on the tracks. Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’ engineered it, which puts Mal Blum on the impressive list of albums that he’s had a hand in, alongside Girlpool’s Before The World Was Big, Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt, and many, many more. Check out the video for “Better Go” below.
You Look a Lot Like Me is out 10/2 via Don Giovanni.