The DePatie Melt - My Best Friend Ran Off With My Wife (And Man Do I Miss Him)
A truly playful take on a classic joke, the DePatie Melt delves into the infinitely stylish and timeless sound of “My Best Friend Ran Off With My Wife (And Man Do I Miss Him)”. Elements of the blues, pop, classic rock, folk, all of this gets filtered with their own unique worldview. His voice has a 50s quality to it, for he does not overextend rather sings in a hushed reverent tone. Yet, for all the quiet, there is an intense fire to the way he lets the lyrics flow out.
Guitar work has a great nimbleness to it while it effortlessly weaves its way through the entirety of the piece. Serving as almost a backup singer, the articulate tones have a lyrical quality to them. The rhythm definitely has roots within the blues, for nothing ever rushes too much. A lot of the focus of the piece rests within the sense of patience that pervades the entirety of the experience. With the verses themselves a whole giddy sense of narrative begins to come into focus. Blurry at first, the sound’s hypnotic grooves have a gentleness about them, one that feels absolutely gorgeous to behold. His humour and intimate sensibility truly sell the piece, as there’s a conversational aspect to it that has a light-hearted demeanour to it.
“My Best Friend Ran Off With My Wife (And Man Do I Miss Him)” features a raw grit and soul about it, proving the DePatie Melt to be thoughtful thorough storytellers.