Nobody But You b/w Gift Of Life
While Brainstory is in the studio finishing their sophomore full-length, they treat us to this bombshell of a 7” as a taste of what’s to come. They teamed back up with El Michels Affair who is handling production on the whole album and everything about this is leveled up. This show stopping plug & ballad two-sider is clear evidence of that.
Side A is an uplifting, dance floor burning, smash hit that shows what years of touring and backing Lady Wray have brought out of Brainstory. “Nobody But You” is built on drummer Eric Hagstrom’s crushing back beat that lays the foundation for this inspirational feel good banger that manages to take the uncomfortable truth that “nobody will save you but you” and turn it into pure blissful motivation.
Then….then, they drop a ballad on the flip side that is going to cause an entire scene to reconsider how they are doing it. The B side “Gift Of Life” is drop dead gorgeous, haunting, and profound all at once. An homage to the mysteries of life and the intangible truths that the human experience is built on.