Los Angeles-based artist Mike Deni (aka Geographer) is preparing to release his new album next month, and in anticipation, he has shared a handful of singles leading up to Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights, which arrives on Nov. 12 via Nettwerk Music.
One such track is the gorgeous offering "Never Let You Down," which the former San Francisco dweller recently released. While it's been out for a little while, it's one of those songs you can easily put on repeat and listen to over and over. As you might know, Geographer is one of our favorites, and he truly never lets us down.
"It is probably the most sultry song on the album," says Deni. "The verses are about that delicious drink we all adore, which is 1 part desire and 2 parts insecurity, which we usually sip at the beginning of a romantic relationship. A person occupies our minds at all times and then we wonder, ‘Do they want us to be this into them?’ So often when we start a new connection, it is because a previous one was recently severed. And those leave fears that then the new lover has to battle on their journey to our heart."
He continues: "The refrain says, ‘I'll try not to let you down,’ which is an honest version of the romanticized ideal, represented in the title, which states emphatically, ‘I'll never let you down.’ This is just a wink to myself about how our romantic goals very rarely match up with the romantic myths on which we're fed.”
Hear "Never Let You Down" below.