Zack Oakley – “I’m the One”


A track from the just-released album Badlands, Zack Oakley‘s “I’m the One” touts a gripping rock sound with both psychedelic and garage-set allure. Psychedelic, bluesy guitar howls and accelerating percussion lead into a confident vocal lead: “come on darling, take a ride and see why I’m the one.” The mid-point finds pulsing, warbled guitars launch into a psychedelic splendor, the brief interlude around three minutes in guiding into a title-referencing refrain that emits ample power. Similar rock goodness can be found throughout Badlands, an accomplishment from the San Diego-based artist, released on his Kommune Records label imprint.

Stream Badlands below:

“I’m the One” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 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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