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nudista are drowning in life’s complexities on the fragile “confess”

nudista, the London-based duo of Robbie Carman and Pilar Matji Cabello, have shared a new single called “confess”, which is out today via Sad Club Records. Introducing the track, Cabello says:

“It’s kind of about me acknowledging that I don’t know how to ‘play’ the game of life and not knowing all of it’s intrinsic rules that you need to learn, and finding these a bit overwhelming. No one really knows what they are doing. We are all kind of improvising and accepting all of these strange rules that we all need to follow just because we are alive. And it’s okay to feel lost and confused, eventually you start taking things less seriously and it’s been proven if we stop a bit things can become less overwhelming.” 

Surely we’ve all had a moment – or infinite moments – where we feel like life is slipping out of our grasp, and yet we try to tell ourselves and everyone else that it’s ‘all under control’. In “confess”, nudista have the bravery to let us into the truth of their crisis; loping lap steel glides across the track while lilting guitar and piano present a quiet corner where they can intimately reveal their inner strife. Here, Cabello lets us in on her secret: “I must confess, I don’t know the rules / I must confess, I don’t know what’s true.” It’s a moment of striking candidness, made all the more personable by her tender singing and Carman’s simple but exquisite instrumentation, which has no problem plucking our heart strings in a way that harmonises with their honesty.

You can listen to “confess” on streaming platforms or watch the clip by Mercedes Matji Cabello below.

“confess” is out on Sad Club Records. You can find nudista on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.