Private Agenda – “Irresistible”


“Irresistible” represents the opening track on A Mannequin, the standout second album from London-based duo Private Agenda. A spacey, hypnotic infusion of synths and guitars craft an inviting introduction. The caressing vocals emerge with a seamless charm, expanding upon pulsing synths and warming bass. The track’s calmative, serenely intoxicating vein of electronic pop plays convincingly throughout, reminding fondly of Air.

The other album tracks play with similar atmospheric charms. Its theme — twelve tracks representing “twelve character traits, imagined as personalities in musical form,” — proves successful and immersive, with highlights including the funk-tinged “Dressed in Velvet” and hypnotic “Gemini.” Stream A Mannequin in full, below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 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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1 Comment

  1. It’s interesting you link the band to Air. I had more of an Active Child link in my memory with the vocals, but very dreamy, very ethereal. Really moving. This is so beautiful. What a find! Thank you for sharing.

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