Hank Fontaine – “Bad Love”


“Bad Love” is a captivating new track from Hank Fontaine, an artist from the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles. The heartfelt, forlorn vocal delivery in the verses sets a fairly melancholic tone, though one that’s picked up by a psych-friendly bounciness that emerges just after the 30-second mark. In the first minute alone, the track successfully navigates from emotively downcast folk into catchy shimmering with psych-folk charisma. Per Fontaine, the track’s inspiration was simple: “This song is about the time someone cut me off for a parking spot at Trader Joe’s, don’t let that turn you off to it though.” The track’s eclectic tonal shifts and hooky core melody make it one that yearns for ample replay; “Bad Love” shows some excellent songwriting from Hank Fontaine.

“Bad Love” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 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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