Listen: The Optimists – Not Her

'Not Her' is the new single from indie pop band The Optimists.

A track that discusses losing someone in a relationship and trying to constantly change and alter yourself to get over it. The emotional rock ballad is about not being able to move on from the past.

When I first heard this track I was quite surprised having seen this band perform at Electric Picnic over the summer. Their live set was full of energy and sass and a ballad track was not what I was expecting when pressing play. In saying that the track is everything you would want a rock ballad to be. There is a great sense of emotion and honesty to the lyrics. There is the almost staple build and of course good story telling throughout.

Having showcased a more mature sound with 'Not Her', The Optimists now have a decision to make as to what path to follow musically between the more upbeat, fun side and this more mature sound. Either way they are a name on the rise on the Dublin scene.

The Optimists are launching the single in the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Wednesday, April 26th.

Ciaran O'Brien

Founder of The OB, Ciaran is also a cameraman and video editor that has an obsession with all things music. He created The OB Sessions in 2014 and set up The OB Blog in 2015.

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