Endearments Shares Debut Single “Left Side” 

Endearments’ debut single, “Left Side”, is a mirror for the inner world of Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Marksson. Initially written to convey the dysphoria of obsessive-compulsive disorder, “it quickly became a song about the way my OCD was affecting my relationship, and making it difficult for me to see the toxic expectations that were hurting me,” says Marksson.

The resulting track unspools unanswerable questions over mighty pulses from drummer Jonathan Schmidt and Marksson’s own multi-tracked vocals, which flicker, omnipresent and cool, around the edges of the song’s atmosphere. “Left Side” ponders the limits of love and empathy, its hook—“you should know me like I do”—asking for the impossible as glimmering arps cycle between twin poles of solipsism and codependence.