I can't think of a better track title for the Music to Forget Your Troubles playlist than "I Really Don't Care." This track from Bilal is off of his 2015 album, "In Another Life." I'm also a huge fan of the producer of this album, the prolific Adrian Younge, who also played a majority of the instruments on the album. The sounds are a throwback to 60's and 70's funk and soul, with the unique falsetto, classically trained R'n'B vocals of Bilal.
Bilal's lyrics tell a tale of a breakup, from the perspective of a man one who is indifferent to the opinions of others about his attempts to hold on to the one he wants. The music video shows Bilal lazily checking his phone, smoking, watching porn, and drinking Jameson all day in his darkened apartment. The acoustic piano persistently repeats the melody of the simple yet determined chorus, in between Bilal's short verses about his lost love. By the end you will be singing along with him, "I really don't care.....really, really don't care"
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About the Curator, Caitlin Moss:
Drum set player and percussionist Caitlin Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed at such venues as the Skirball Center and the Ford Amphitheatre and has toured nationally and internationally, including performances in Mexico and Cuba, with Grammy-winning bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal. She performs and records in Los Angeles as a freelance musician and as a member of several original bands. Caitlin is also teaching drum set, percussion, piano, and music production classes at a youth arts center operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.