Single: Uncle Emmington – I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)

Uncle Emmington’s newest single, “I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)”, released on May 31, 2024, brings us the willowy, wispy sounds of spring while having the energy of an indie summer song. “I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)” is such a charming, cute song, and the lyrics are simultaneously sweetly sad and hopeful, tugging on the listener’s heartstrings. The charm of the track comes from both the acoustic guitar and the gorgeous tonality of Uncle Emmington’s voice. 

“I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)” is Uncle Emmington’s first streaming platform release since May of 2023 (“No Cowboys Are Coming”). Uncle Emmington has never missed with any of her releases and “I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)” is no different. The cadence, tonality, and gracefulness of Uncle Emmington’s voice and lyrics help turn the track into the most perfect late spring/early summer song – “I Can’t Play Chess (Acoustic)” is a song that’s meant to be daydreamed to. 

Written by Valor