until recently kindness functioned primarily on the outskirts of the public eye, but this seems poised to change. adam bainbridge’s brainchild is gearing up for a new release, otherness, out october 13th via his own female energy records; earlier this summer, bainbridge teased “world restart,” a collaborative effort featuring outstanding vocal efforts from kelela and ade along with a dizzying saxophone loop that eventually spirals out of control. in comparison, the latest kindness single is relatively subdued. bainbridge handles the vocal chores himself on “this is not about us,” sparsely layering his own harmonies as he sings almost plaintively over a simple chord progression. the drum programming gives it momentum, but “this is not about us” feels full of gorgeously dictated heartache. take a listen below.