After five years of near silence, Paul Kintzing (German Error Message) has had a busy 2019, releasing his fifth album ‘Mend’, an electronic record under the moniker Other Nothing and producing one of the year’s standout singles, ‘Count to Five’ from Bedroom. His purple patch continues with new single ‘Fine’, an expansive song hinting at a new direction for the Nashville songwriter. You’d be reaching to class any of German Error Message’s previous work as upbeat, yet the rhythmic opening strums of ‘Fine’ are exactly that. Beirut-inspired brass soon accompanies it, swelling the song so much that it lands comfortably on a higher echelon. It has sharper teeth too, “I think so much about silence / saying fucking in a tearoom” he sings, presaging the arrival of an infectious, circling synth and anthemic drums. “Tell me that I’m good and fine” Kintzing yearns in a plea for reassurance. You’re much, much better than that, indeed you’re in the form of your life.