Image: James McNew

Say Sue Me stave off the gloom with “Mind Is Light”

South Korean indie favourites Say Sue Me are heading out on a North American tour this month and they’re celebrating by releasing a new single called “Mind Is Light”. Vocalist Sumi Choi explains that it is about managing one’s mental health:

“We wanted to make a simple song like the early songs of Say Sue Me. I wish I could take my mind lightly, but it easily becomes heavy. I thought about how to lighten my mind. First of all, I walk outside and BELIEVE that my heart is light. Second, I think it doesn’t matter if it’s not true.”

Appropriately, given the cover artwork (above) was drawn by James McNew of Yo La Tengo, “Mind is Light” buzzes and hums like a lost YLT cut. As the guitars beam down like rays of light, Sumi’s voice meanders amidst their warmth. “I’ve got a lot on my mind / But I know I’ll be fine” she summarises, a natural calmness that is carried on the back of the glorious guitar fuzz and transmits itself into our minds.

Listen to “Mind Is Light” below or on streamers.

“Mind is Light” is out on Damnably. Catch Say Sue Me on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Or on these live dates:

July 14 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s w/ Calm Down Party
July 15 – Bellingham, WA – NW Tune-Up
July 16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ seablite 
July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Modotti 
July 19 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center KCCNY ‘Summer for the City’ @ Damrosch Park w/ Crying Nut
July 20 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ Precocious Neophyte 
July 23 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground w/ Cootie Catcher