Austin Max – “As Leaders Fail to Lead”


Austin Max‘s debut release “As Leaders Fail to Lead” is a stirring success, showing a resonating folk sound. Tender acoustics and twangy adornments escalate gradually alongside a yearning vocal presence, lyrically reflecting a desire for worldwide healing. The track concludes with the line “I hope I find my heart to forgive, as leaders fail to lead,” following effective lyrics capturing the day-to-day grind of anxiety and witnessing chaos. The Berklee College of Music graduate, originally hailing from Nashville, TN and now based in Los Angeles, surely impresses with “As Leaders Fail to Lead.”

“As Leaders Fail to Lead” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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