The Mute Group – “Rodney O”


“Rodney O” makes evident The Mute Group’s emotional, soaring sound. A highlight off the Nashville band’s new album Sinister Hand, released today, “Rodney O” grows from acoustic-led verses into a chorus with twinkling, haunting expansiveness. The vocals remain an idiosyncratic force throughout, especially at 01:13 when they assume a quivering elegance above the twinkling key additions. These vocals assume a distorted tone in the verses following, before unleashing an onslaught of emotion over bouncy keys that lead to a reprisal of the chorus. “Rodney O” is a moving success from a very impressive new album.

Stream Sinister Hand below:

“Rodney O” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Folk-Rock.

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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