Posted October 22, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Sophisti-Pop

Julian Dinwoodie – “Madness Over Might”

Flourishing with melodic sophisti-pop charm, “Madness Over Might” is a new track from Julian Dinwoodie. The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter impresses with ever-changing textures throughout, starting with solemn guitar strums and expanding with vigor thereafter. The “bleeding for a better day,” line coincides with a graceful, summery feeling emitted via charming acoustics and bright vocals. The one-minute mark sees a touch of synths amidst a bustling bass line, conjuring sophisti-pop nostalgia in the vein of Prefab Sprout. The lyrics enjoyably provide a push for perseverance and optimism amidst particularly harsh times. “Madness Over Might” is a solid output from Julian Dinwoodie.

“Several months ago, I was in a major rut, and it was difficult to find any sort of motivation or hope for the future,” Dinwoodie writes. “This song will hopefully inspire people not to ‘lose [their] will and wilt away’, but to believe in and look forward to a better time, even if it doesn’t seem to be on the horizon.”

“Madness Over Might” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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