Wilding – “The World Will End Today”


Melbourne-based songwriter Wilding presents a bouncy, psych-tinted pop delight with new track “The World Will End Today.” The lyrics react to news of a world unraveling, pondering if the only recourse to preserve humanity is to colonize the stars. A twangy guitar punch around 01:39 provides a pleasant mid-point bridge, deftly transitioning back to the initial melodic bounce to conclude the effort. Sometimes a proper reaction to worldwide anxiety is a dark-pop singalong, and “The World Will End Today” presents just that.

Per the artist, the track is one in “a series of songs Wilding wrote about people who live in his neighbourhood of Coburg, Victoria.” Look for Wilding’s concept album The Death of Foley’s Mall later this year.

“It’s about some apocalyptic scenarios that could cause us to flee Earth and colonise Mars – like nuclear war or a super virus,” Wilding says. “I wrote it about 18 months ago with my tongue firmly in my cheek. Not in my wildest dreams did I think we’d actually be living through a global pandemic.”

“The World Will End Today” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2020’ 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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