In addition to playing in Heavenly Beat's live band and collaborating with Steve Sobs, Brooklyn songwriter Chris Masullo makes narcotized new wave as Nicholas Nicholas. His recently-released single "Meet Me in the Park" is very promising, a triumph of morning dew and melodrama, pitched-down vocal layers and a morbidly wistful guitar tone. The little details he chooses to highlight in the lyrics resonate strongly: you're like a wolf reading Jack London, he observes, it doesn't make any sense in my brain/ you just rip it to shreds. The track is taken from his forthcoming second full-length; hopefully that record is full of perfectly isolated moments just like this one.
Stream: Nicholas Nicholas, "Meet Me in the Park"