People Person’s “Bound” is the Sound of Someone on the Verge of Their Personal Breakthrough

People Person Look Outside, Watch Closely cover (cropped)

“Bound,” the debut single from People Person sounds like it was conceived on a long walk on a sunny yet cold winter day in the middle of January. The chorus of “I’m ready” sounds like the mantra of a person who has been endlessly preparing for a big personal feat. The Bjork-esque vocals, the spare, ethereal guitar work, the low key but very present bass and the pull and push dynamic is reminiscent of early 2000s dream pop group Denali. The song’s dynamic has a great and subtle momentum like a slow moving river. But the vibe of the song, as mentioned before, is of someone who has spent long enough incubating her own life and ideas and is ready to unfurl them now. The whole song feels like a long build up to something without feeling incomplete. In the context of the whole 2019 People Person album Look Outside, Watch Closely (which was released on November 1, 2019) it is the second step of a grand journey of self discovery that challenges notions of constant progression that stand at the core of the American psyche but stands well on its own. Listen to and watch the video for “Bound” on YouTube and follow People Person at the links below.

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