Pauli The PSM’s “One Of Those Guys” turns a soap opera into real life drama

A theme for Eastenders’s love rat Max Branning.

November 29, 2018
Pauli The PSM’s “One Of Those Guys” turns a soap opera into real life drama

For those not familiar with British TV show Eastenders it might be a little late to catch up. The soap opera has been on almost daily since 1985 so that's a pretty serious binge-watch. However, London-based artist Pauli The PSM has distilled one recent storyline into a gorgeous alt-pop song to save your time and effort.

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Pauli, who plays drums in Sampha's band and has also worked with FKA Twigs, Jamie xx, and Gorillaz, sings about the importance of having faith in a loved one on "One Of Those Guys (Max Branning Theme)." "I know you think I'm cheating... I can't deny, I'm one of those guys." he sings over soft, dreamy synths, directly mirroring a plotline involving the cockney show's unlikely lothario.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Pauli said: “Trust is the most important part of a relationship, closely followed by communication. I used this song to explore themes around the breakdown of trust in a relationship and how it could be communicated without rationalising the subject’s infidelity. I’ve kept the narrative open to the audience’s interpretation of the character’s situation.”

Pauli’s four-track EP, Secret Life Of A Badman, is due on November 30. Hit play on the video below to listen to "One Of Those Guys (Max Branning Theme)".

Pauli The PSM’s “One Of Those Guys” turns a soap opera into real life drama