Bailey Judd – “Black Mould”


An enthralling new track from Bailey Judd, “Black Mould” features a steadily unveiling intro that expands into anthemic, stirring vocal passion. Taking heavy inspiration from Jeff Buckley, the Melbourne-based Judd marvels with an ever-changing and emotive vocal presence. An understated intro briskly shifts into an effervescent, fluttering movement with soaring, yearning vocals.

Lyrics effectively convey the internal rot exposed by toxic relationships, with engaging additions — like the pulsing synths in the background — playing well. Halted claps and jazzy guitar tones at the mid-point signal a creative shift, traversing from lounge-friendly lushness into expansive vocal-fronted rock. “Black Mould” is a consuming track led by striking songwriting and vocal work.

“Black Mould” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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