Flood for the Famine – “You’ve Got a Way”


Flood for the Famine, the project of London-based songwriter/producer Alex Lindner, strongly impresses with stirring track “You’ve Got a Way.” Showing a deeply atmospheric vein of rock that rises and falls with anticipatory climaxes, “You’ve Got A Way” is a rousing success. In terms of comparisons, I’m reminded of Wild Beasts’ ability to craft an emotive, nocturnal soundscape amidst developing guitar-laden progressions. Talk Talk’s classic album Spirit of Eden is a noted influence, per Lindner, and marveling in the theatrically rising vocal performance and developing soundscape certainly gives sense to the inspiration. Lindner is clearly one of those songwriters with the ability to compel in terms of melody, atmosphere, and emotional release. I’m certainly looking forward to digging into the project’s newly released EP some more.

“You’ve Got a Way” is the first song from the Waiting to Happen EP, now streaming on all major platforms. The project is also touring with “a 5-piece live show featuring synths, cello, and live drums.”

“You’ve Got a Way” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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