You Look Certain (I'm Not So Sure)

Album: Love What Survives (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Mount Kimbie's Kai Campos explained the background of the song to Crack Magazine:

    "The song sounds to me like a make believe band in my head. I wanted it to sound kind of fake in a way. The drums are from the crappy but brilliant Korg DDD-1 (also on Love What Survives track "Marilyn"). When I heard the snare, it was like 'Yes! That is the s--t snare sound I have been looking for!' It's utilitarian and flat in a beautiful way that frees up all this space for other elements to flourish."
  • The song features the voice of a Franco-Mexican singer-songwriter Andrea Balency. Kai Campos explained:

    "We [met when we] did a show together in Paris years ago and then Andrea rented my room in London while I was on tour (which is the beginning of a very long story). This one was actually quite fully formed before it suddenly clicked that Andrea's voice would be interesting. I wanted it to be quite a dry counter point to the guitar that was sloshing around in a rough kind of way. The guitar is a funny tuning and running through a few pedals."
  • The Rosie Marks and Frank Lebon-directed video revolves around "the insecurities one feels in a new place" in the heart of Miami.

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