Midnight Pilot – “Stepping Stone”


Nashville-based act Midnight Pilot tout a rock sound that’s powerful and immersive from the get-go, their vocals projecting a bluesy twang over a alt-rock-leaning backing on new track “Stepping Stone”. The track builds to a very effective “I know” refrain, with soaring guitars, just past the two-minute mark. This leads to a suave “it’s just no good anymore” bridge that reoccurs with suave precision. Their muscle-y sound straddles between blues and alternative here, attaining a successful hybrid that manages to easily captivate with its digestible aesthetic and fun melody, repetitive enough to result in hypnotic replays though without being overbearing.

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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