Years after Burial’s landmark mid-aughts releases had fans of bass-centric electronic music from overseas reaching for their tissue box, many still continue to use spectral, woozy productions to communicate melancholy. In recent times, artists like Visionist have utilized the instrumental side of grime as a vehicle to sonically express the more downcast shades of emotion. Planet Mu-affiliated producer Mr. Mitch is someone treading down that path, and the despondent stagger of this new song of his might make Noah Shebib want to rework the lovelorn groove of “Marvin’s Room.” Premiered by FADER today, “Don’t Leave” is a deconstructed, heavy-hearted piece of modern grime that moves at a morphine stupor. Everything about the track — from the vocal sample to the melodies — just feels crestfallen. The fact that everything about this track just sounds sorrowful makes sense, too. Speaking to FADER about his new song, Mr. Mitch gave the following comment:
“I don’t know why, because everything is going well in my love life but the music that seems to connect with me the most is that of real heartbreak…Maybe there’s a parallel version of me that’s having a really shitty time and it just comes through in the music.”
“Don’t Leave” will serve as the opening track of an EP of the same name, set to be released on November 3 through Planet Mu. You can check out “Don’t Leave” below.