Orthy – “Your Spell”


Touting strong electro-pop vibes reminiscent of Cut Copy, “Your Spell” is a track out today from Austin-based artist Ian Orth. Under the alias Orthy, Orth has been producing music since 2011,, releasing the E.M.I.L.Y. EP in 2014. Its follow-up, Fable Living, will be releasing this January. A long time in the making, the album touts “10 songs of love and loss, with love ultimately winning in the end.” The album was primarily written, performed, and recorded between Orth’s home and at Austin-based Twin Creeks Studios, alongside longtime friend and bandmate James Jones, also the album’s engineer and co-producer.

“Your Spell” is the first single from Fable Living. “On the surface the song seems like your basic scorned lover trying to move on sorta thing,” Orth says. “I tried to write this from the perspective of someone struggling with addiction, as a way for me to see things from their point of view, and come to a better understanding of their situation.” The track is stronngly melodic throughout, and especially in the final minute — where guitars, synth arps, and hypnotic vocals combine for excellent results.

“Your Spell” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Catchy Electro and Synth-Pop.

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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