11/2 Update: Check out the track’s official visualizer here, for apt colors accompanying the riveting soundcape.
“Stranger Ways” is a riveting new rocker from Lone Wild, an act hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Anthemic vocals, effervescent ’80s-inspired synths, and soaring guitars comprise the arsenal here, with the synth work becoming enjoyably prominent during the captivating hook as a prominent backing, organ-fronted pad. The track is ceaseless in its energy, a near-constant pulsations of melodic hooks and charisma. Taking a cue from acts like Young the Giant and The Killers, Lone Wild pack a stadium-sized sound while still embracing a knack for creative hooks.
“Stranger Ways” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2018’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Rock 2018.