Nightlife Anonymous – “Crime”


A suavely effective track with psychedelic and funk components, “Crime” is a stellar output from Nightlife Anonymous, the solo project of Toronto-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Nick Topfer. The notably alluring “it’s easy,” chorus sees the vocals slide into a lusher exterior amidst nocturnal synths. A funky, galloping bass line remains a fun constant throughout, with guitar-based funk emerging nicely past the two-minute mark. Late-night, funk-friendly vibes succeed throughout the satiating “Crime.”

Per Topfer, the track revolves “around feelings of despair and disillusionment stemming from the modern student debt crisis. Imagines an alternate life course for the narrator where they attempt to free themselves of debt by manufacturing and selling drugs and inevitably end up worse off than how they started.”

“Crime” 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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