NIGHTMØDE – “Same Old Problems”


Multi-instrumentalist Matt Kass and his NIGHTMØDE project impress again with the track “Same Old Problems.” First catching my ear with the track “Penthouse Refugees” last fall, NIGHTMØDE followed that up with the single “The Pressure” in February, and now with “Same Old Problems.” Per Kass, “Same Old Problems” was “written with a friend Austin Thomas (spookyghostboy) and it’s about coming to terms with issues that have haunted you. Once you make peace with them, they don’t have the same power over you.”

The track’s intro features bouncy synth effects, a twangy Radiohead-esque guitar line, and bustling bass line, with this arsenal falling back a bit as the vocals emerge. 00:45 sees an anthemic vocal escalation coincide with the intro’s instrumental arsenal returning in full force, with a tranquil interlude at the two-minute mark helping build back to a similarly executed hook to close the track out. “Same Old Problems” continues a strong past year for this project.

“Same Old Problems” 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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