Cmpny of Anmls – “Over Now”

Photo Credit: Rachel Pollock @rachelmpollock

A moody rocker from Cmpny of Anmls, “Over Now” consumes with its melancholic guitar tones and vocal work, reminiscent of The National. The Lakeland, Florida-based project blend murky vocals with downcast guitar-laden entrancement throughout the track, heavy on atmosphere and emotion, especially into the “feeling is over now,” line. A small synth flourish, just prior to the three-minute mark, adds enjoyably to the brooding allure. “Over Now” plays convincingly with its heartfelt rock sound.

Cmpny of Anmls began as a weekly jam session between William Wiltshire (guitar, vocals) and Derrick Dietrich (synths, guitar), soon evolving into a band with the additions of bassist Andy Kempt and drummer Jason Jolin. Although a new act, CoA have already headlined several Central Florida festivals, in addition to performing at the Antemesaris Music Festival the past couple of years.

Per the band: “‘Over Now’ is about the struggle within an artists mind to stay true to their calling. Often we murder our true self and give birth to a facade in order to fall in line with the conventional way of living.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ 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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