Tampico Lasting Love – “Fashion Icon Margaret Willden”


Following up last month’s excellent track “Make a Little Room,” Tampico Lasting Love continue the strong stretch with the lively, brass-forward enthusiasm of “Fashion Icon Margaret Willden.” The expressive vocal lead and electronic-minded percussion inspire a sound reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem to start. The brassy “good to me,” hook kicks off the track’s expanded fervor, riding bustling enjoyment throughout and especially into an expanding, orchestral-involved conclusion. Woodwinds flourish with an accelerated passion in the final minute, adding further depth to a track that enthralls throughout with its stellar groove.

The artist explains the track’s inspirations below:

“This song was written after watching the Netflix show “Next in Fashion.” While relying heavily on trap and funk beats this song takes on a life of its own with danceable hard-hitting choruses quirky textures and a full live-recorded symphony building throughout the bridge to climax in an ecstasy inducing celebration in the final chorus. The bari sax line that originated as a bouncy synth is the center of the track and the whole thing grew from there. Multiple artists I’ve shown the track to have responded with the exact same words: “Whao! That was a trip!””

“Fashion Icon Margaret Willden” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 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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