Odd Beholder — Self-Checkout

Long Tall Jefferson and Odd Beholder announce their collab EP "Lost in Communication" with their first single "Self-Checkout" (release: May 5th, 2023).

"Self Check-Out" begins where many of the EP songs take place, namely in the inner soliloquy of the protagonists: "You say you / look happy / and I guess you're right". As the title suggests, the protagonists meet in a supermarket. They are former lovers who haven't seen each other for a long time - after the great first love came the first big heartbreak, and since then we have completely lost sight of each other.

Long Tall Jefferson and Odd Beholder play around with format of the classic duet and explore duet themes – but the big feelings play out mostly within the nervous mental space of the two protagonists. Seen from the outside, the two people are simply exchanging niceties with the shopping basket in their hands. Inside of them, however, big feelings are raging, and when one person finally discovers the diapers in the other's basket, only a quick exit (or self-checkout) prevents their tears from running all over their faces.

One can sense how the two artists' fun enjoy writing emotional melodies and playing around with heartwarming clichés - and as is so often the case, the lines hit the hardest where they are most laconic. A classic love song between instant soup and canned beef, so to speak.


Label:Mouthwatering Records
Publishing:Mouthwatering Records
Promotion:Mouthwatering Records,
Mouthwatering Records,
Booking:Glad We Met, (CH)
Oha Music, (DE)