Jangly with late-’80s indie pop guitars, Sheffield band Standard Fare
’s "The Look of Lust" touches on a terribly destructive kind of insecurity: the failure of a semi-involved person to push back against being desired by an oblivious third party. You seem nice as far as I can tell/ at least you're still here
, Emma Kupa sings of her new suitor, pointlessly rationalizing the virtue of basic existence as things slide downhill. If I had strength I wouldn't take advantage
, she cries in the chorus, aware and helpless to put up walls. If I knew better I wouldn't take you.
Man, good luck with all that, it's going to be terrible for a while. Standard Fare's sophomore album, Out of Sight, Out of Town
, is out now
Download: Standard Fare, "The Look of Lust"