James Crowley – “Wasted Away”


James Crowley’s understated vocals accompany a quivering organ to kick off “Wasted Away,” a track released today. The second single from the London-based artist’s upcoming EP, releasing in June, “Wasted Away” does well in showing Crowley’s knack for powerfully melodic build-ups. The organ droning and quaint vocal layers in the first half do well in crafting an intriguing atmosphere, with a hypnotic guitar line helping lead to an expansion past the two-minute mark, where backing vocals assume a tribal-like rhythmic backing over expanded percussion and an all-out crisper sound. The solely acoustic, folk-forward final moments affirms the track’s successfully diverse journey. “Wasted Away” has me anticipating Crowley’s EP, for sure.

“Wasted Away” 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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