Adam Brookes – “Different Times”

Photo Credit: Reid McNally

“Different Times” is new track from San Francisco-based Adam Brookes, also the frontman for pop/rock band Dangermaker. Brookes’ solo output represents a further embrace of electronic production, in addition to fusing hip-hop inspiration alongside styles more familiar to fans of Dangermaker.

Brookes shows suave, atmospheric production throughout “Different Times,” maintaining a confident rock-forward composure alongside electronic textural additions. “I feel it closing in, it’s happening again,” Brookes sings amidst peppy synth pulsations, crafting hooky momentum into the title-referencing hook, which reminds fondly of The War on Drugs. The final minute, in particular, touts a strong hypnotic pull with its guitar-led soundscape. “Different Times” evolves engrossingly from synths and budding rhythms into a laid-back rocker with ample melodic appeal.

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