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My Idea lean on each other in the carefree co-dependency anthem “Crutch”

Lily Konigsberg and Nate Amos (Water From Your Eyes) are My Idea, who will be releasing their debut album CRY MFER in April. We’ve already heard the title track and today they follow it up with “Crutch”, saying:

“‘Crutch’ was written at a time when both of our personal lives had begun to collapse around us. Outside influences began to disappear and as we began to rely on each other more and more – the music was the only thing that functioned amidst the chaos. This song became kind of a beacon leading us through the remainder of making the album.”

“Crutch” may be an admission of co-dependency, but there’s joy in that – and it is perfect fuel for the My Idea hook machine. “Crutch” is a bubbling indie jam that has melodic earworms aplenty, supporting Konigsberg’s voice as she insouciantly flutters around, apologising for everything, but at the same time admitting “it doesn’t really matter that much”. This lightness gives “Crutch” an air of a track from a feel-good buddy movie, where you see the two heroes attached at the hip, doing everything together and having a great laughter-filled time. Co-dependency has never sounded so sweet.

Listen to “Crutch” below or on streaming platforms.

My Idea’s debut album Cry Mfer will be out on April 22 through Hardly Art (pre-order/save). You can find the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.