What do you call it when two lifelong best friends from the Toronto suburbs make indiepop music? Things We Can’t Untie.
Caleb Jones and Jordan Pike makeup queer, indiepop duo Things We Can’t Untie. The pair’s musical collaboration is preceded by a decade of friendship where they spent their formative years developing a taste in music together.
Things We Can’t Untie’s melodic, rhythm-driven sound meshes pop sensibilities with candid lyrics draw comparisons to artists such as Rae Spoon and The XX. The twosome cite their friendship being a major factor in their writing style, as their history and mutual comfort-level allows them to write bluntly about their misadventures and struggles as young, queer men.