Tango Alpha Tango – “You’ll Be Something”


Unfolding from a yearning, mellow acoustical vibe into a shimmering, anthemic finale, “You’ll Be Something” is a memorable track released today from Tango Alpha Tango, a band from Portland, OR. The primary initial refrain exudes a melancholic lingering, speaking of loss — “you’ll be something to somebody someday I can see / if you’re gonna spend your love don’t waste a cent on me.” The quaint, guitar-set backdrop accompanies the vocal melody with warmness. Past the two-minute mark, a shimmering backing evolves into doses of atmospheric guitar and haunting acoustics, leading into a firmly satisfying conclusion.

Per the band, the track “speaks to love and loss and the fragility of relationship. A jarring juxtaposition between the mundanity of familiarity and the consequence of passion.”

“You’ll Be Something” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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