Warahenege – “Cosmic Mess”


“Cosmic Mess” is a consuming debut track from Warahenege, an artist from Manchester, UK. Lush vocals and slight, spacey synths craft a dreamy spectacle, with 01:13 unveiling an additional key-laden effervescence followed by a delectable guitar entry. Beach House vibes are enjoyably evident in these guitar tones. Dancing synths and multi-layered vocal adornments impress past the three-minute mark, with serene guitars and hypnotic guitars pairing with synths and leading into a satiating close. “Cosmic Mess” firmly places Warahenege on my radar. Look for the track’s music video next week.

“The song was entirely written, performed/programmed and recorded by myself in my bedroom in the small hours of the night between shifts as a tired junior doctor,” the artist writes, further describing the track as “about the ennui and anxiety that arose from a conflict between the need to let go of the past and the desire to stay there; about how it all felt outside of my control and the uneasy catharsis I found in the end.”

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

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

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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