When love turns into a stereotype and the things that originally drew two people together crumble, it’s hard not to feel a little nihilistic about interpersonal connections. But, L.A.’s Mating Ritual turn these feelings into a danceable catharsis with their new single “I Don’t Like Anybody But Me.” Upbeat and right in the vein of nostalgic indie dance music, the song jumps to an insatiable melody while hashing out the inner thoughts of someone whose love life has turned into the cliche.
Lyrically, the single delves into feeling disappointed not just about when relationships end, but about the cyclical nature of doing the same things with a different person.
“I Don’t Like Anybody But Me” is a sonic and spiritual journey back to the sounds of DFA and mids 00’s indie dance,” says Ryan Marshall Lawhon. “It’s the tent pole of the evening side of the new album and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you finally.”
Brothers Ryan Marshall Lawhon and Taylor Lawhon have been making music for years now, originally under the band name Pacific Air. Over the past five years they’ve released four albums and are about to release their fifth album, Songs for the Morning and Evening Times, available August 27 on the band’s own label Smooth Jaws. Mating Ritual will also embark on a fall tour set to begin October, 15 with a Los Angeles date on Nov. 11 at the Zebulon.
Words: Patti Sanchez