Leon in the Wild – “Track Shoes”


“Track Shoes” is a vibrant rock success from Leon in the Wild, an artist based in Northern California. Quaint key twinkling and twangy guitars concoct an easy-going beginning, the vocals remarking “I hope it all goes well / I really hope you don’t die alone, with roaches at your funeral.” The “say goodbye,” rise conjures Brit-pop nostalgia with its warming guitar distortion and anthemic vocal hook. The twinkling verses and raucously riveting chorus contrast enjoyably, especially relative to the guitar-based textures past the two-minute mark alongside spoken-word backing. “Track Shoes” is an invigorating, consuming accomplishment from Leon in the Wild.

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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