When I listen to “You Didn’t Need My Love” by the multifaceted Aussie artist Ánders, I jump back into a world of memories of those mistimed chance meetings of yesterday. Where out of the blue, without a warning in the world, a special someone walks into my path and makes me question everything I thought was ‘my normal’ only a minute before. It’s these random whirlwind-like moments of intense emotions, heart wrenching internal reflections and painful realizations that are beautifully captured by Ánders in this track. And as I let the song paint familiar and agonizing pictures in my mind, I strangely enjoy reliving them all over again.
“You Didn’t Need My Love” is a smooth grooving song with a lot of interesting elements; the gentle melodic guitar strums, the r&b style electronic beats and the sporadically repetitive voice samples. On the surface, Ánders delivers lyrics in a simple and very straight forward way, but these words carry a heavier weight in meaning through a great vocal style that is both translucently raw and incredibly easy to relate to. With every ebb and flow in tempo, I can feel the longing, the uncertainty and the sadness behind each word sung. As if I am experiencing this memory for the very first time with each and every listen!
The 23-year old Ánders is currently working on his debut EP and if this track is any early indication, the music will be worthy of a lot more attention stateside. It’s definitely got mine. Download this track for free on the Soundcloud link provided below.