Nick Schott – “Empathetic Hunter”


San Francisco-based Nick Schott’s new track “Empathic Hunter” begins fairly unassumingly, with a tight funk-tinged rock arsenal. The chorus, though – both in its first entry at 01:01 and second at 02:34 – showcases a very impressive form of infectious songwriting, in a no-frills mode that relies on melodic charm and raw vocal passion. The approach reminds of a more guitar-led vein of sophisti-pop, a la Danny Wilson. This is an impressive and very catchy effort from Schott, who is joined by drummer Stephen Cabebe, bassist Ian Earley, and keyboardist Francis Salamanca.

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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