After impressing with the track “Switchblade” in May, Australian artist Huey Blue continues to showcase forthcoming album Friday Anxiety with the cut “The Chase”, released today. The track captures the artist’s effective combination of classic ‘70s pop/rock with pinches of folk, surf, jazz, dub and hip-hop. Its lyrics follow a relationship in turmoil. “The thrill of the chase” begets unruly behavior. When bad decisions perpetuate on both sides, the strongest of bonds can eventually crumble.
Huey’s vocals show their range nicely here, ranging from falsetto-reaching vocals to a suave bridge that depicts a fall from grace, all in the thrill of the chase. A sultry sax enters the fold thereafter, a great accompaniment to Huey’s sweltering vocals.
Huey is no stranger to the stage, having been a key player in a number of bands who supported the likes of The Rubens, Gang of Youths, Jungle Giants & Last Dinosaurs. His new solo project presents an exciting direction that showcases the young producer’s multi-instrumentation, with a voice & writing style so smooth it is incredibly reminiscent of soulful ’70s pop. His first single, “Switchblade”, introduced this nostalgic sound with acclaim both in Australia and overseas. Now, “The Chase” is ready to impress.
“The Chase” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2018’ Spotify playlist.