Bowen Thi – “Ain’t My Fault”


Houston-based artist Bowen Thi unveils a darkly engrossing pop aesthetic throughout his track “Ain’t My Fault,” inspired by ’80s synthwave. Murky, nocturnal textures steadily reveal as a whirring synth arpeggio, climactically gearing into suave rhythms as the one-minute mark approaches. Thi’s vocals tout a convincingly somber quality, rising into the “ain’t my fault I’m fucked up now,” hook with vigor.

The track touts a haunting, brooding quality, whose lyrics aptly capture the feeling of mental anguish following heartbreak. The atmospheric accompanying video, directed by Mars Alva and Suleman Khan, reflects the lonesome, in-searching qualities the track grippingly conveys. Full of mood and atmospheric depth, “Ain’t My Fault” is a stirring success from Bowen Thi.

The track follows successful singles like “Company,” Jewels on Fireflies,” and “Say My Name,” and the godspeed EP, all released under the project’s previous name, Bowen.

Photo Credit: @mars.alva

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