There were many mixed reviews regarding Turnover‘s most recent full length Magnolia. It was the band’s second full length and there is no question they took a complete 360 in terms of their sound. “I Would Hate You If I Could” is one of four songs on a split being distributed by Broken Rim Records and pre-orders should be shipped around March 4th. If Magnolia is a record you enjoy listening to, this song is right up your alley. However, if you crave the sound from Turnover’s self-titled EP, you might be a little disappointed.
The chorus is catchy, yet maintains the more relaxed sound that the band seemed to be experimenting with on Magnolia. It takes on a reflective mood with lyrics reminiscing on a complicated, lost love. Austin Getz gets the point across: “I would hate you, but I’m not finished yet.” What’s cool about Turnover is that they have always written about very personal yet relatable topics, but their sound is starting to change and possibly evolve into something they have always dreamed of obtaining.
Maybe the chilled-out instrumentals aid in a glimpse to the past, but the whole composition is just underwhelming. It’s a bit hard to tell what is in store, but Turnover seems to have distinguished the general path that they hope to wander down.
You can stream “I Would Hate You If I Could” right here.