STRVCK – “After Hours”


A steady electro-pop riser, “After Hours” is an infectious new track from STRVCK. The project’s first of several collaborations with producer/co-writer Max Frost, “After Hours” meshes a sleek modern pop feeling with an ’80s drive, taking inspiration from acts like MGMT, Chet Faker, and Jungle.

Lyrically capturing the excitement of “lovers and friends keeping the party going long after the bars have closed,” the track quickly swells from murky bass reverberations into spirited synth-fronted dazzling. The thick bass line and glitzy synth lines gear into the fun “control,” vocal manipulation, emitting a climactic enthrallment into the ensuing chorus, which reminds fondly of Future Islands in the vocals’ ascension from suave reflections to melodic ardency. “After Hours” is a blast of a listen from STRVCK and producer/co-writer Max Frost.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.

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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