Touting a captivating, sharp contrast between bouncy whimsy in the verses and a ferocious, rock-forward chorus, “Say It Back” is a scorching success from Reggie Pearl. “Say It Back” comes via the St. Louis-based artist’s recent EP, Regicide. Plucky guitar reflect a more serene vocal presence to start, with the bass line and clanking guitars escalating with invigorating fervor as the title-referencing chorus emerges. “Did you ever wonder why I started smoking?” Reggie asks. “Never could relax.” The track’s structure gives off a vibe that’s anxious in its back-and-forth, and in lyrics like these, though accomplishing so in a manner that projects infectious emotion and entices ample replays.
“Say It Back” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.