Evripidis and His Tragedies – “Melancholia”


Another gem from Evripidis and His Tragedies, “Melancholia” builds to a punchy synth-pop chorus — “melancholia, it’s closing in,” — amidst a hope to keep fighting. Evripidis looks to the stars early on the video, interrupted by melancholia’s presence, traversing thereafter across seaside cliffs, nocturnal games, and dance parties as the battle goes on. Verses cast a more contemplative, developing tone, setting momentum and narrative with full engagement. The dazzling synth work around 03:10, followed by dramatic choir-like and responsive vocals, is an especially captivating section. The track’s excellent music video features the direction of Miguel Rojas and Iván Alarcón.

The artist impressed with the infectious synth-pop track “The Reason” in November, and continues to show a hooky, inventive pop charm with “Melancholia.”

“Melancholia” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ 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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