Premiere: Modern Animal – “Part of This”


A hazy, jangly track with a warmly harmonious chorus, “Part of This” is out today via Los Angeles-band project Modern Animal. Lush guitars and subdued bass lead alongside vocals that stress a desire to “hold on,” recalling Christopher Owens (Girls) in aesthetic. The “never wanted any part of this,” bridge provides hypnotic enjoyment, the laid-back guitar jangles complementing well throughout. The bridge at the three-minute mark exudes a soaring, melodic quality that captivates, in the spacey power-pop vein of Teenage Fanclub. The “my hero is burned out like a star,” excels with a yearning, melodic shimmering. “Part of This” is a captivating release from Modern Animal, showcasing stellar songwriting and entrancing production.

“Part of This” represents the third and final single from Modern Animal’s upcoming album.

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