Middle Part is the creative project of Andrew Selkōw, Brooklyn-based artist who has used his own battles with depression, dissociation, and loss as inspiration behind his work. His latest single “& Cry” is an unorthodox love song that reveals the realities of struggling to be with someone while battling your own mental health. Using a combination of cinematic chaos and serene atmospherics, Middle Part crafts a sound that embodies 90s pop trimmed with his own avant-garde touch:
On his new single, Selkōw shared: “I think it’s supposed to be a very romantic plot but it has this dark side of not being entirely there if that makes sense. You want all these things, you think it’s great, but you’re mentally unfit to take it on. You don’t understand why, so just cry, it’s okay…I’m here.”
The track is from his upcoming EP I Wish I Was Alive, which is a six-track intimate EP that dives into his own experiences handling mortality, aging, mental instability, and growth. Stay tuned.