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R. Missing: Kelly Was a Philistine

In their new track Kelly Was A Philistine the duo R. Missing put together a dance track for goths. The duo is composed of She and He Missing, two musicians who are “ready to fight you.” This big air of mystery works well for the group’s sound.

R. Missing: Kelly Was a Philistine

The video for the first single “Kelly Was a Philistine” has been described as having a David Lynch-like feel. It highlights a complex relationship with the surrounding world, encapsulated by the chorus lyric, “Kelly was a philistine the last time we met, so why are we getting along?” You won’t find love songs here. You’ll find unloved songs. You won’t find summer, you’ll find Unsummering.

Unsummering, the first release under their new moniker R. Missing, expands on The Ropes’ previous palette of Morrissey tinged lyrics and darkwave. Unsummering manages to be even more isolated lyrically than their famously nihilistic previous work, fully embracing complete detachment. Musically, fraught guitar and synth textures paint an image of an unstable world, held together only by tightly quantized electronic drum beats.

R. Missing: Kelly Was a Philistine (Official Video)

R. Missing: Kelly Was a Philistine Lyrics:
She’s not on the playground
Been missing for days
She’s going away now
It’s obvious
This is her serious phase
I found her face down
Looking up at space
She’s going away now
Her eyes are closed
Today won’t be the day

Kelly was a philistine the last time we met
So why are we getting along?
Why are we getting along?
She’s not ready
She’s not ready yet

Our acquaintance was pleasant
Right ’til the end
But she’s going away now
Is she ready?
She nodded her head
There’s no going back
This is for good
One return ticket
In her pocket
She misunderstood

Kelly was a philistine the last time we met
So why are we getting along?
Why are we getting along?
She’s not ready
She’s not ready yet

We met

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