song: "Message to You" - Strange Ranger
Strange Ranger keyboardist Fiona Woodman takes the lead on “Message to You,” the latest single from the band’s upcoming Tiny Engines release titled Remembering the Rockets. As Stereogum notes, this is the only track on the record that features Woodman on lead vocals, and it’s a poignant, enduring moment. The track starts with sparse instrumentals, and it’s careful to fully expose its message. After a few seconds, Woodman steps in: “Everybody feels so cold? Am I the type you’d like to know?” The question seems to linger, as if it’s floating unanswered in the atmosphere of the remaining minutes compromised of keys and brushes of drums. As “Message to You” draws to a close, experimental strings and harsh, machine-like whirring find their way into the mix, providing a sendoff of contrasting elements that fully engulfs you before the final notes play out.