Single Review – Say Sue Me and the Jupiter & Silhouette Electric Guitar (Harmony Home Sessions) (2021)

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It’s been three years since the stunning Where We Were Together  album by Busan, Koreas’, Say Sue Me, gave us the most intense, aural pleasure imaginable. Since then only a couple 2019 singles have reminded us, if ever we had forgotten, of the brilliance of this surf laden, jangle-pop act.
As such this Harmony Home Sessions video (posted yesterday on YouTube) was a more than timely refresher in their inimitable sense of ‘cool’. Now obviously I use the word ‘cool’ as I am old. My 15 year old son reliably informs that his whatisupp / toktik generation use words like ‘the shit’, ‘dope’ and ‘lit’, to describe something cool these days and who am I too argue?
Either way, whatever you call it, this Harmony Home Sessions YouTube video shows that Say Sue Me have ‘it’ in spades. Playing So Tender (the official sountrack to a Korean TV drama) and fan favourite Old Town on Silhouette and Harmony Jupiter guitars that twist a whole new nuance to the bands normal aesthetic, the foursome stand there totally unanimated, in true David Gedge style and simply compel, without really moving a muscle.
I think Simon Cowell has often peered out of the top of trousers to mutter ‘x-factor’, when we do not really know why an act is so enthralling and whilst I find the term twee, it is so apt for Korea’s finest. Check the performance out below.


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