Finch Faux – “Humbly Hollow”

Photo Credit: Sian Stacey, Kasey Curmi

“Humbly Hollow” is a new track from Melbourne-based artist Finch Faux, representing their fourth single release. While lyrically exploring “themes of identity and facade,” the track shows a strong atmospheric pull with electro-pop and trip-hop influence. Pulsing, icy keys accompany haunting vocals to start. “I tried to tell you, baby, that this side of me is just no good,” rises with climactic fervor, the buzzing synths and eventual percussive click-clacking enveloping thereafter, reminiscent of Wye Oak. The suave verses and “just no good,” escalation plays seamlessly into each other, as does the synth-forward bridge past the two-minute turn. Stylish and melodic, “Humbly Hollow” is a definitive success from Finch Faux.

The track was recorded and produced by Tobias Priddle and mastered by Pieter De Wagter.

“Humbly Hollow” and other memorable tracks from this month can also 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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