Mickey Newball – “All Wrong”


Another success from Mickey Newball, impressing prior with the tracks “Betting on Bad Weather” and “Ruby Jean,” “All Wrong” is a smooth rocker with a memorably escalating chorus. Suave verses, led by bass and a hazy backing, drive to a more spirited vocal rise, in this particular section reminding of Andrew Bird. “I’ve been at all wrong,” Newball sings here, emitting a genuine yearning. Spurts of organs and soft doses of synths add enjoyably throughout. “All Wrong” is further indication of Mickey Newball’s talented songwriting.

Per the artist: “‘All Wrong’ is about honoring failure, admitting you missed your shot and recognizing that your best days are probably behind you; owning your mistakes.”

“All Wrong” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 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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