Lord Sonny the Unifier – “The Starman”


Brooklyn-based artist Lord Sonny the Unifier impressed last year with the track “Right In Your I,” a success that captured project leader Greg Jiritano’s fondness for rock of the ’60s and ’70s — emitting a fun audible appreciation reminiscent of revivalist rock acts like Foxygen. That engaging aesthetic continues on new track “The Starman,” which meshes a glam-friendly rock attitude with classic rock ‘n’ roll — sported by pleasant uses of organ alongside vintage guitar licks.

The release brings notice to Lord Sonny the Unifier’s upcoming full-length FINAL NOTICE!, which Jiritano elaborates on below:

The music and instrumentation that comes from this album is based on a deep love for the instrumentation, production style and spirit of the mid 60’s to the late 70’s when, somehow, it seemed as if the very magnetic force of the earth and her times were also directly transferred to the magnetic tape itself as well as the song’s soul, a soul that seemed to BE, to exist solely, for the purpose of being a song to sing of itself and not for any other commercial or self-aggrandizing distractions.

Track cover art by Shaun Friesen of Soulfire Media.

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

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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