“Somebody” by Køash is an 80s-inspired synth-pop song overflowing with viscerally good melodies and tight production. If you ever find yourself in need of a simple, well-written, well-performed electronic song, this one will do the trick. It’s indulgent in its intoxicating groove, lyrical brilliance, and harmonic choices. So, let’s delve into why this song works so well.
The lyrics begin almost immediately: “You said why’d you only call me / When you’re feeling kind of lonely?” A synth bass and a crisp drum groove make up a minimalistic background. The singer has a youthful tone, emphasizing brightness and clarity as the song evolves.
The chorus welcomes a small beat drop and a lot more chordal texture. The melody becomes faster, almost resembling The Weeknd’s signature melodious, light timbre. Harmonies add an element of spacey, hypnotizing goodness. Each consecutive chorus does something a little different instrumentation-wise, but we overall experience the same sectionality. Production and dynamic tricks keep the song continuously interesting until the final, high-pitched (and anthemic, for that matter) recitation of the hook.
Hopefully, at this point, you’ve already saved this climactic, elegantly funky piece of music, but if not, now’s your time. Køash does a brilliant job of transporting the listener to another place with vibrant musical choices. So, go ahead and give him a follow on your choice of social media or streaming service! You’ll be glad you got to know the endless bounds of artistry and style he has to offer.
Written by Alyce Lindberg