I first experienced the delightastic Norwegian prog-pop band Team Me in one of those skinny and narrow upstairs venues on E 6th Street in Austin, Texas at SXSW in 2012. It was a hot, crowded, late-night affair. The band was big, young, new on the scene and breathlessly talented, and I grew stars in my eyes and flutters in my heart during their ultra-shiny and energetic show. Sealing my adoration for them forever was their high-on-life, “love is in the air” rendition of the catchy (and my personal favorite) song “With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared to Have a Look at You Now“.
Then, early in 2015, the band announced they were “pulling the breaks on the Team Me train” and I considered myself incredibly lucky to catch their last public performance at Pstereo in Trondheim, Norway the following August.
But, what’s this, in 2019? TEAM ME IS BACK AND RELEASING NEW MUSIC?!? YAY!!!
Still big, young and energetic, in their second single released since their break-up-not-break-up four years ago, Team Me’s “The Future In Your Eyes” summons the cinematic shimmery that they’re internationally known for, plus (since this is a song about a post-apocalyptic cyborg romance) the added bonus of waves of cymbals throughout that conjures the image of circuits pleasantly sizzling. Feel good vibes for days!
Give it a listen. Congrats, you’ve discovered your new favorite tune.