Pangolin People – “Take What You Need”


A hypnotic track with bursting guitars and lush textures, “Take What You Need” comes from Pangolin People, a project led by Belgium-based artist Nick Roger. Opening lyrics speak of being a long way from home, alongside soft guitars that ascend alongside sudden percussion. The twangy backing guitar and multi-layered vocals cast a caressing spell, gliding cohesively into the bouncy psych-friendly “I only take what I need,” hook. The serene bass-heavy verses and perked-up chorus contrast enjoyably, showing savvy songwriting in the track’s hookiness and structural cohesion.

“This song is about being content with the little things in life,” the artist says. “The world is a gigantic place filled with small delights. Only take what you need.”

Pangolin People collaborated with Alexander from Belgian band Geppetto & The Whales for the vocals on the track.

“Take What You Need” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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