Quivers - You're Not Always On My Mind

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Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "You're Not Always On My Mind” by Quivers, a 2019 single on Hotel Motel Records.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Carlos Cruz

Melbourne-by-way-of-Tasmania band Quivers is the project of Sam J. Nicholson, who started it to keep singing after losing a brother in a free-diving accident. He’s since added Michael Panton on lead guitar, Bella Quinlan on bass, and Holly Thomas on drums to round out the project.

Last year, Quivers released their debut album, We’ll Go Riding in the Hearses, a jangly, lo-fi effort. In February, the band returned with a significantly more hi-fi single, “You’re Not Always On My Mind.” Produced by Matt Redlich (Holy Holy, Ainslie Wills, Ball Park Music), it’s a shimmering, nostalgic triumph with clever wordplay. Nicholson previously said this about the song:

“I wanted to write a simple song, just four quick chords and a slow realisation. I think I somehow stole the lyrical idea from Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” – that a song might be trapped inside just one thought. And in that one thought there might be everything. That’s how good that Kylie song is anyway.”

Below, watch the Nina Renee-directed video for “You’re Not Always On My Mind,” shot on the wombat-populated Maria Island in Tasmania.

 

 

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