An important aspect of being in a relationship is knowing when to step back and just be there for the person you love. “I Don’t Mind,” the latest single from UK four-piece Bruising, takes solace in the idea of acting as a support system with a simple refrain: “I don’t mind/ I love you,” Naomi Baguley sings sweetly in the chorus. It’s a song for when that desire to care for someone and to be cared for is elemental: “Calling you today was harder than I thought/ All I had to say was something dumb like I really need you.” But that necessity isn’t dumb, and “I Don’t Mind” acts as a comforting reminder.
“‘I don’t mind” is a sweet phrase,” Baguley explains. “It’s supportive and comforting, not as passive as it seems. Whatever you are going through or whatever you need to be – I don’t mind.” That sentiment is wrapped up in warm guitars and a lilting hook, the same sort that was so appealing on the group’s debut “Emo Friends” / “Honey 7″ from last year. “I Don’t Mind” will be included on an upcoming 7″ as well, and you can listen to it below.
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