A murky, moody track from Manchester-based artist Warahenege, “Strange New Crowd” struts a memorably atmospheric rock sound. The suave guitar lines and general late-night feeling reminds fondly of The War on Drugs; the lusher vocals and synth-laden touches add further to the engaging sound. “Silver linings hold me up, unsteady against its creaking touch,” Warahenege sings amidst spacey synths and pulsing bass escalation, evolving into a delectable guitar-driven front. Captivating with its atmospheric production and melodic pull, “Strange New Crowd” is another great showing from Warahenege, impressing last year with the track “Cosmic Mess.”
Per the artist, “Strange New Crowd” is a “track about loneliness and the belief that love can save you, but in the end coming up against a more disappointing truth that sometimes it simply won’t.”
“Strange New Crowd” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2021’ Spotify playlist.