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Miss Grit finds a way to make robotic sound relatable on ‘Like You’

Every Monday, “Add of the Week” unveils all the new songs going into the 88Nine on-air playlist, with one hand-picked selection put in the spotlight by a member of our music team.

Miss Grit’s new single “Like You” moves like an unsettling and cerebral soundtrack for a movie where maybe St. Vincent stars as an alien landing her spaceship in tempestuous waters. It feels pretty epic.

The opening electric guitar rolls upward into an alarm, the bass line is slinky and bold, and Margaret Sohn (Miss Grit) layers their vocals to form a cool, calculated choir without a note out of place, à la Enya. “I wonder what sits on the other side,” they ponder while playing the role of observer being observed.

Sohn told Stereogum their epic vision definitely had cinematic ties, but more of the robotic kind than the alien kind: “I had the character of Ex Machina in mind as the voice I was singing from. Her arc in the movie felt really beautiful to me, and I wanted to reach the same ending as her in this song.”

You can listen to “Like You” below and on 88Nine by tuning your FM dial in Milwaukee or streaming worldwide on our website and  mobile app.

This week’s other adds

  • “Boundaries,” Jamila Woods
  • “From the Hill,” Nation of Language
  • “new body rhumba,” LCD Soundsystem
  • “Punk,” Girl Ultra
  • "The Downward Road,” Jake Blount