Louis Inglis – “Morning Hell”


“Morning Hell” is an engrossing folk track from Louis Inglis, an artist from Perth, Australia. Bird-chirping and steady acoustics join warming lyrics — “I wish you well, and honestly I don’t mind,” — with a generally plucky energy. “We wait around for the morning hell, I wish you well,” Inglis continues, pleading to “pray for the death of the morning hell,” as a playful toy piano emerges at the mid-point. The twangy, psych-friendly twist around the two-minute mark fully captivates, a momentary stylistic departure that achieves melodic and structural cohesion. “Morning Hell” is a stellar piece of songwriting from Inglis.

“This song started with a beat from a Casio keyboard I found in an alleyway,” Inglis says. “It’s about the end of a relationship and emotional burnout. The middle section is played on a toy piano.”

“Morning Hell” 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 Folk.

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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