Kississippi’s We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed is an EP about trying, and failing, and trying again to breech the space between the self and The Other. It’s not entirely clear who’s on the receiving end of these efforts; Zoë Allaire Reynolds’ lyrics might be about friends or lovers or parents or any of the number of people in our lives that we will hold close and push away almost as easily. All of the songs on We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed allude to this self-perpetuating distance, but the most pointed reference surfaces in “Googly Eyes,” when Reynolds sings: “In the backseat of Max’s car/ Philadelphia gobbles up the stars/ A thousand miles from where you are/ If my arms were long enough I’d reach that far.” All of these expressions of emptiness, the clever ways that Reynolds illustrates the space between, are just relatable filler for words that come less easily: I love you, I miss you, I wish things were different. Listen to We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed below via Brooklyn Vegan.
We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed is out 11/20 on Soft Speak Records.