Sam Wright – “Closer”


Warming guitar twangs open “Closer” with a delightful melodic pull, driving into serene and understated vocals that engage throughout. Per Sam Wright, the track is “about the oscillating nature of a sensual, yet detached relationship.” The rhythm guitars pulse with a crisp, jangly quality, adorned by additional guitars as Wright’s vocals escalate. A haunting, howling effect lingers during the mid-point bridge as percussion steadily upticks, the guitars weaving in steadily as Wright’s vocals re-emerge cohesively. “Closer” is a grooving rock success from Wright.

“Closer” marks the first single from Wright’s upcoming Season EP, written by Wright in a remote cabin in upstate New York during the better half of 2020.

“Closer” 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 Rock.

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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