Behind the artistic moniker of 'Middle Part', hides the musical ingenuity of Andy Selkōw who on this occasion presents his new single "Get Fixed". Middle Part strives to elevate the dark and deep dimensions of life within alternative pop music, with the idea of challenging the musical status quo by introducing a unique fusion of genuine emotion and pioneering sound.
“Get Fixed” is a raw, introspective journey into the complexities of growth and the struggles that come with personal self-discovery. The lyrics delve into themes related to identity, self-destructive behaviors, and the cost of conforming to social expectations.
The song is brave in itself, as it reveals doubts, thoughts, and regrets that many may feel but not all dare to verbalize. This makes it a compelling piece of introspective indie rock, capable of connecting with a wide audience.
The sound of ‘Get Fixed’ is inspired by the style of the 90s and early 2000s, which Selkōw pays homage to while also resonating with world-class artists such as Alanis Morisette, Third Eye Blind, and Michelle Branch.
Selkōw confesses to being inveterately sensitive. “I’m so sensitive and hate to show it, but it just bleeds through all of my music,” he says. And ‘Get Fixed’ is proof of this. The first lines reflect the image of the protagonist’s internal conflict, which is pushed back until he metaphorically stumbles upon life.
The mention of the number 17 suggests a feeling of youthful confusion mixed with the challenges that come with facing adolescence, its changes, what it leaves behind, and that finally at some point in life, it may end up being missed.
As the song progresses, a moving reflection on aging and the consequences of one’s actions develops. The image of oversleeping until Monday morning and losing ten years shows a sense of regret along with the realization that time is passing faster than anticipated.
The recurring theme of missing the past, symbolized by the reference to the old red bed, adds a layer of nostalgia to the song’s overall narrative. The juxtaposition of being sober and feeling sad is, in some ways, a reflection of the difficulties of facing reality and the emotional weight that accompanies it.
“Get Fixed” is part of the album “Disruptor”, made largely between New York and a cabin in Maine, as a product of the collaborative effort with producers Brian Zaremba and Michael Andrews, along with other notable contributors to the music scene. The album’s visual landscape pays homage to the golden age of MTV, featuring raw scenes of troubled souls.
Middle Part’s journey began in Alaska from 2017 to 2019 and gained momentum upon moving to New York, culminating in the release of their debut EP, “I Wish I Was Alive,” in 2021. Following up with “Time Is Elastic,” Middle Part delved into the emotive lyrical content, exploring the dichotomy of reality and the dream world Selkōw was creating.
Recognized within Brooklyn’s Bushwick music scene, Middle Part’s bold sound and captivating stage presence have earned them coveted opening slots and a pivotal role in orchestrating an immersive festival experience in 2023. With “Disruptor”, Middle Part is on a mission to revolutionize the mainstream, delivering a distinctive blend of authenticity and innovation to the alt-pop landscape.
Overall, “Get Fixed” is a compelling song loaded with sonic images, emotions, and reflections that invite listeners to look at themselves, and retrace the steps of their own journeys of self-discovery and the challenges of navigating the complexities of life.