Christmas came early for We Are Imaginary fans, with the band releasing a year-ender single and its visual counterpart all on the same day. The track is called “Do You Mind?” and is fresh off the B-side of their latest album, Dekada. The song chronicles the exchange of two misguided personas trying to navigate the sinking ship of their relationship, narrated by Ahmad Tanji’s signature mellow vocals. Despite the dismal nature of the lyrics, the uptempo instrumental is underscored by vibrant rhythm guitars, giving it a tinge of playful sarcasm. This definitely isn’t your run-of-the-mill sappy break up song.
Even if you can’t relate to the “it’s complicated” status that the characters are trying to navigate, it still has the makings of a good sunset road trip jam. We’ll be adding this to our “Sad Songs You Can Dance To” playlist.
Check out the music video below:
by Giselle Barrientos, photo courtesy of @weareimaginary on Instagram