Gabrielle Ornate – “The March of the Caterpillars”


“The March of the Caterpillars” is a consuming dark pop track from Gabrielle Ornate, its melodic bustling propelled by suave vocals and notable rhythmic pulsations. The vocal expansion around the one-minute mark sees guitars rise in prominence, as Ornate references the track title with hooky appeal. Aesthetically, there’s a likeness to Charli XCX’s darker pop entries, like “Nuclear Seasons.” The dash of synth-laden effervescence around 02:30 adds wonderfully to the darkly infectious soundscape.

Per Ornate, the track is “a fable about respecting one’s roots; blossoming the connection between worlds. As life continually evolves, like how a caterpillar transitions into a butterfly, one must not forget the genesis of their journey.”

“The March of the Caterpillars” 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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