Jason Vitelli – “The Persecuted”


NYC art rocker Jason Vitelli recently put out his third full-length, Head Above Tide, which shows his interesting, jazz-laden and rock-infused arrangements alongside stimulating lyrics that tackle issues ranging from politics to human rights and NYC. For his track “The Persecuted”, Vitelli references the New York State Supreme Court’s decision to validate marriage equality. “When you are going through a difficult moment, it helps to realize that persecuted people, even in the throes of despair, have found ways to overcome their struggles,” Vitelli says. The track, stretching over five minutes, does well in showcasing Vitelli’s passionate vocals, jam-friendly musical aesthetic, and substance-full lyrical content.

Stream the entirety of Head Above Tide below:

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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