Noah McBeth, better known as NoMBe, has been releasing a song a month from his album They Might’ve Even Loved Me since January, and we have just received one of its most tender and stripped-down cuts. According to the singer/songwriter, “Rocky Horror” started as a reference to the 1970’s cult-classic, but turned into a much bigger story about “captivity, the confines in which we find ourselves – both spiritually and culturally.” Eventually, it became centered on the story of his mother who was wrongfully convicted of a crime.
NoMBe’s album so far seems to be drawn from personal experiences of heartbreak and love, very much inspired by the women in his life. The production of this song is completely bare, with just the voice of McBeth and a softly strummed guitar. He sings the words “we’ll make it out of here alive,” but for some reason, I don’t believe him. He does not just sing of a place so eerie, he puts us directly inside of it, and for a brief three minutes and eleven seconds we worry that we will not come out.
50% of all digital sales from the song will be used to support a cause for abused women.