The pair wrote the single at Kempner’s house in Poughkeepsie, New York last January. “I See It Now” serves as the follow-up to the debut Bachelor album, Doomin’ Sun. While it may sound like more of a mellow slow burn, Duterte and Kempner channel anger and shame. Lyrically, the song is about insecurities, as they sing of their replacement in a relationship.
“When Bachelor was filming our music videos for Doomin’ Sun, we found ourselves with a day to kill at Ellen’s house. Ellen had assembled a small recording setup in her basement that she was mystified by and still figuring out how to work so we decided to record a song to mess around with the gear. Melina wrote the creepy intro keyboard part and we built the song from there. What came was ‘I See It Now,’ a kind of lethargic muse on sexual regret and insecurity.”
Listen to “I See It Now” below.
Doomin’ Sun sees the two longtime friends create 10 clever tracks that combine Kempner’s self-described “journal rock” aesthetic and bedroom pop. Together, Bachelor have given us a collection of hazy guitars, dreamy melodies, soft keys and honeyed vocals.
The two described the making of the album as “pure, unadulterated joy.” Special guests also appear as collaborators on various songs including Buck Meek and James Krivchenia of Big Thief and Annie Truscott from Chastity Belt.
Revisit Doomin’ Sun below.