Team Me stumbles out of Norway with the kind of looping architecture that seems to be all the rage at the moment. Like a seriously punched up Loney, Dear, Team Me relies on a critical mass of delicate instrumentation all layered together, creating something edging toward cacophony but never with the full anarchist impulse to embrace outright chaos. There is organization in this sea of backing vocals, chiming loops, xylophones, delicate guitars and shimmering synthesizers. The main reveal, "I guess I fell in love with a state of mind," is neither particularly damning nor guilt-ridden, given that it comes wrapped in such a complex and catchy package. Perhaps inevitably, "Dear Sister" ends up in an unfinished crescendo which counts as the exact moment before all this started.
Team Me - Dear Sister by Anorak London