Posted March 24, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Folk

Chris Kunkel – “Mistaken for Entirely Dead”

The closing track off Chris Kunkel‘s new album Waiting to Die, “Mistaken for Entirely Dead” shows a brooding folk sound led by murky guitars and forlorn vocals. The lead sounds aptly weary amidst the slight key-laden backing and acoustical hypnotic glow. Aesthetically, there’s a fond likeness to Red House Painters. “Mistaken for Entirely Dead” captivates with its grunge-tinged vein of folk, certainly — with the haunting textural introduction around 02:25 also standing out in terms of production. The release shows stellar songwriting from the Asbury Park, NJ-based artist.

Stream Waiting to Die in full below:

“Mistaken for Entirely Dead” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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