Parts – “Empty Days”


Based out of Tel Aviv, the trio Parts impress with the track “Empty Days,” the second single from their debut album. Spacey guitar licks and a vibrant bass line complement a suave vocal presence. Aesthetically, I’m reminded of the act dEUS and their knack for fully developing rock theatrics. Exploring the nature of a modern existential crisis, “Empty Days” shines in its sharp production and nice contrasts — such as the swooning come-down around 02:32. It’s a consuming track, for sure.

The band elaborates further on the track below:

Written shortly after guitarist and songwriter Bar Huss had finished his compulsory military service, the song describes the feeling of time and youth slipping through the fingers. In it, a vacant routine of oversleeping and alcohol consumption is matched by the disillusionment with things of supposed importance.

In an age where we question the time we spend at work or in front of a screen, where people follow politics with mixed feelings of apathy and helplessness, “Life is thin, is caving in, slowly decays…What empty days.”

“Empty Days” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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