Isaac Laurence – “Lost Song (Vigil)”


The consuming, structurally shifting “Lost Song (Vigil)” comes via Isaac Laurence, the fifth track from new album undersomewaves. Per Laurence, the track is “about lost identity.” The track’s opening section and poignant accompanying lyrics — “I was born a wild, shapeless young thing,” — play quaintly, developing quickly into an ensuing series of hooks and clever structural twists. In particular, the “dressed in blue,” and subsequent “calling you,” sections enamor with infectious melodic qualities, as does the Strokes-esque bridge enveloping thereafter. “Lost Song (Vigil)” is a gripping rocker, fully exemplary of Isaac Laurence’s talents as a songwriter, touting a wonderful tendency for upward structural expansion.

Stream the album in full below:

“Lost Song (Vigil)” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

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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