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Posted February 15, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Pop
 
 

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.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].