Brighton rabble Grymm have begun to seep into the very core of our consciousness over the past year. With each new reveal, taken from the recording studio and brought to our ears, we have become privy to the sounds of a band that are ferociously hungry and loaded with potential, new single ‘OCD’ works to further confirm this.
Ominous and eerie, ‘OCD’ draws in alongside unusually minimalist instrumentation; a stripped-down, almost drained swelling of voice is accompanied by simple but very effective dual refrains, a repeating riff that intertwines tightly as the vocal melody moves from lyric to lyric.
This is Grymm at their most vulnerable, a brittle bare-bones approach that attacks with rawness rather than might. That’s not to say there isn’t power within ‘OCD’, it’s quite the opposite – the song is a moving reflection, one that curls and writhes with softly-sung but deeply felt sentiments. A song that attaches the condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to its own personal hardship, connected to loss and the dislocation that stems from this emptiness of being.
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