The trumpeting in “Nothin’” bears no relationship to the instrument. Instead, it’s a description of well-timed musical tones that have the sound of elephant trumpeting. It is first heard 27 seconds into the song. We assume they are synth generated. But the attractiveness of “Nothin’” is not limited to one aspect. The variations of inflection in the vocals maintain the interest of the listener, the changes in tempo are somehow both pronounced and seamless, and we particularly enjoy the guitar picking that begins at 3:10 to a rhythm suitable for side-step dancing skeletons.
“Nothin’” by North Downs