With the premiere of “Little Less Left“, the third video from New Man‘s debut Sings, it’s clear that wearing your heart on your sleeve should be a pre-requisite for any good pop song. Lyrically, the song focuses on the hardships of leaving the past behind; both as a Konmari Method of minimalism as well as learning to emotionally let go. “Little Less Left” doesn’t try to hide that melancholy feeling but it does wrap it in a veneer of glee, presented as nonsensical “bah bah’s” and soaring harmonies.
As noted in our album review, Sings has an “everything including the kitchen sink” approach to a lot of the tracks. For a less skilled songwriter, this could result in a chaotic cacophony but here we get a literal representation of that multitude of voices working together as the video culminates in a Brady Bunch style grid of voices harmonizing.
On the whole, this is the most ballad-y of the tracks on the record but certainly one that we can all relate to.