Racecar – “Hand Over The Thing”

Madeline Robinson is one-half of the Bloomington, IN duo Nice Try, who have put out two wonderful albums worth of tender-hearted indie-pop songs. She has a new project called Racecar, which is releasing its debut album — the appropriately titled Racecar Music — next week, and she recently shared “Hand Over The Thing” from it as a preview.

The track is warm and worn, but Robinson has a pop sensibility that worms its way into your head. “Hand Over The Thing” is an internal dialogue about remaining steadfast and true and feeling a little dumb about how devoted you can be.

“I even fear I would wait for weeks, for mere months for you/ I’d wait for years and years and years,” she sings, her delivery heightened to a comical degree. “I said it like a joke, but that’s what I always do,” she emphasizes later on, a sentiment that feels right for someone who writes songs that feel casual on first pass but unfurl into something dazzlingly sharp.

Listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Blew It”
02 “Lobby”
03 “Hand Over The Thing”
04 “Feel It Too”
05 “Loves”
06 “Tell Me No”
07 “Becoming Mush”
08 “Wretched”

Racecar Music is out 3/14. Pre-order it here.

Tags: Nice Try, Racecar