Drumming Bird – “Riff Song”


Showing a fervent rock sound, “Riff Song” is a track from Drumming Bird, the Nashville-based project of singer/songwriter Austin Sawyer. Full of rising-and-falling guitar tones that lend a climactic allure, “Riff Song” begins with quaint guitars amidst Sawyer singing “I ain’t sayin’ he’s a good guy, what can I do?” into the raucously enjoyable guitar-forward expansion. Apt considering the track’s namesake, the guitar riffs here provide a replay-inducing energy that contrasts enjoyably with the verse’s more understated, clanking approach. “Riff Song” engages throughout with its hooky, climactic rock sound.

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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