Hot on the heels of producing Mykki Blanco's debut album Mykki this year, Chicago producer Jeremiah Meece (The-Drum, JODY) has shared a sensuous track titled “Falling Down.” It's taken from his upcoming debut solo EP, Vocal EP1, on Baltimore-based label, Nina Pop.
Meece channels a forlorn R&B mood on “Falling Down,” starting off quietly with hushed vocals, marked by repetitious lyrics like I’m not falling down/ I’m not falling down that gain a hypnotic quality. The song escalates, building up to a cathartic, dance-y third act.
In an email to The FADER, Meece said the the song represented an “allegorical reference to my Sisyphus-like struggle of trying not to be a fuck up,” linking to a YouTube clip from Falling Down, the Michael Douglas film depicting the mental breakdown of a divorced engineer. Lyrically, he continued, it is concerned with "overcoming all that while still having hindsight to [know] where I had come from."
Nina Pop will release Vocal EP1 on September 30. (Preorder it here.)