As mysterious, synthetic sounds layer over an unexpected drum beat, SON STEP’s “One of Every” maintains a steady, driving pace, with vocals that emote the confusion and discontent that arise from the song’s subject matter. Both thoughtful and trance-enducing, the music from this Philadelphia trio draws a fine line between experimental and pop, leaving us with structures and notes that feel wholly unique. Check out the track above, and learn more from the band below:
One of Every’ was one of the first songs we concocted for this album. We had captured a tasty impromptu rhythm that our drummer Matt developed during a rehearsal, and I used that as a starting point for most of the sounds that followed. I wrote the bulk of the tune (plus some other scraps for the album) during a month of downtime in Seoul, South Korea, which was a nice backdrop for getting some fresh ideas to flow. This song is about people’s tendency to overthink, particularly about situations and relationships that are closest to us. Everybody deals with that struggle in some way or another, and the main theme here is about getting into a groove of letting go.