Dante Matas – “Around the Bend”


A catchy track from Toronto-based Dante Matas with intermingling guitars and synths, “Around the Bend” is the second single from Matas’ upcoming Avoid Discipline EP. Soaring, retro-pop vocals amidst rolling guitars concoct a vintage feeling initially, the ensuing synth involvement and escalating percussion leading into the delectable “take a little time,” hook. A few verses later, the more rock-forward “doing more than what’s required,” twist is briskly yet cohesively interwoven, providing a burst of energy that departs from the more dazed, melancholic yearning of the initial verses. “It’s an uplifting song about not being afraid to start over,” Matas says of “Around the Bend,” another success from the artist, who first caught our ear with “A Head Full of Phantoms” in 2019.

“Around the Bend” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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