Emil Lundbak – “The Lead Song”


Emil Lundbak is a singer/guitarist/songwriter from Copenhagen, whose new single “The Lead Song” was released yesterday. Emil’s first release since his debut EP Relentless, “The Lead Song” showcases his atmospheric allure, here presenting a spacious soundscape with twangy guitar grooves and gentle rhythmic movements. He aptly describes the genre as “a place between organic rock music and gospel choir”, with the lyrics exploring “the paradox in having wild and intense feelings, and the still trying to be in control of them.” The chorus, with the additional female choir-like addition, is a soaring and melodically moving success, while the vibes in the verses fondly recall the eerie, engaging tendencies of Wild Beasts and Cass McCombs. This is a stellar track dripping with atmosphere and gospel-tinged suaveness.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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