SESPOOL – “the words they spoke…”


Touting a consuming blend of dreamy pop and hard rock, “the words they spoke and the hope they maimed” is a recent track from SESPOOL, the project of San Francisco-based singer, songwriter, and producer Sean E.

The track comes via the new EP, the moon is all there’s left to kill. “the words they spoke…” flashes both suave synths and thunderous guitars in the opening seconds, eventually navigating to a lush and spacey pop feeling with serene vocals. The vocals escalate as the pulsing heavy guitars rise, until the vocals reach a guttural intensity. Seamlessly, the track comes back into the yearning synth-pop feeling, alternating with cohesion throughout the track. The final minute embraces a rock-forward onslaught, capping “the words they spoke…” off in ferociously captivating form.

“The songs on the moon is all there’s left to kill don’t share any specific narrative but they all come from a collectively dark place,” Sean explains. “Wage inequality, the climate crisis, social anxiety, and the broken educational system were all heavy on my mind while crafting these songs.”

Stream the EP below:

“the words they spoke and the hope they maimed” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 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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