Posted June 17, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Rock

Bones in Butter – “A Dystopian Love Song”

“A Dystopian Love Song” is a resonating track fit for the times, from Bones in Butter, a band based in Belgrade, Serbia. Singer/songwriter Milutin Krasevic weaves his gentle vocal presence within melodic washes of guitar. Milutin Krasevic adds a lushly reflective vocal backing, crafting an ethereal rock sound with a late-night allure, reminiscent of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground in balancing nocturnal nonchalance and contemplative emotion.

The band, active since 2019, embrace influences from the ’70s and ’80s — all while creating a sound very much rooted in contemporary charms. Chirpy guitar additions add alongside Krasevic’s wordless vocal accompaniment, as the five-minute turn approaches; this section culminates in the “waiting for the day to dawn,” vocal refrain, fully resonating. “A Dystopian Love Song” engrosses with its dual-vocal delivery and melodic guitar work, capturing a specific moment at night.

“We always deal with serious issues and often in an ironic fashion. For this song I remember the night in a Belgrade club many years ago when I met my current wife,” says Krasevic. “There was this crazy and eerie atmosphere I clearly recall. This event I tried to embed in a story of two lovers spending the night before an impending catastrophic incident.”

The track was mixed and mastered by Dejan Skopelja, at his recording studio in Belgrade.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 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. Send your music to [email protected].