Lost Pet – “Letting Go”


“Letting Go” grows quickly from a stuttering guitar lead into one with theatrical keys and synth gurgling, with the vocal emergence shortly thereafter delivering a commanding presence, a bit reminiscent tonally of Twin Shadow. The one-minute mark sees a great hook — “I’m not holding onto you / I’m just telling you the truth,” — as synths and guitars expand. The track’s infectious nature is apparent by minute one, a success for Lost Pet, the collective of songwriter Walter Heale and producer James Welch. The West Sussex-based act dub their sound as “nu-wave, wonky indietronica,” — making use of nostalgic keyboard and guitar sounds, with a fondness for the David Bowie and Roxy Music vein of melodic showmanship. Somewhere between the theatrical nostalgia of acts like Roxy Music and contemporary electronic-minded pop in the vein of Metronomy, Lost Pet’s first single fully impresses.

“Letting Go” 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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