Atlas Engine – “Where Have You Gone?”


Brooklyn-based rockers Atlas Engine impress with the soaring new track “Where Have You Gone?,” where a cohesive assortment of melodic guitars and swirling synths converge for quality results. The track is quick to show its full arsenal, with jangly guitars and synths upfront from the get-go. Sparser, bass-forward verses provide a nice contrast. The “where have you gone?” synth-laden hook follows, injecting lovable effervescence back into the fold. A bridge at the two-minute mark, with summer skylight being reflected in the tranquil guitars and vocals, is also notable. “Where Have You Gone?” is a high-quality showing from Atlas Engine.

The band’s press release elaborates more on the track’s themes and inspirations below:

“People don’t change, they’re merely revealed” says band founder Nick LaFalce. “I’ve loved that line [from Anne Enright’s The Gathering] for over 10 years, and I’ve kept it with me ever since.” Adapting and paraphrasing from Enright’s point, Where Have You Gone? explores the exact moment of change when a friend or lover becomes a different person in front of your eyes – when they are finally ‘revealed.’

“Where Have You Gone?”” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

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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