Lucky Spell – “King Lonely Boy”


“King Lonely Boy” is a melodic single from Lucky Spell, the Los Angeles-based project of Kyle Emerson and Alex Katsaropoulos. Brisk guitar twangs and fluttering keys craft an amiable introduction, giving way to equally accessible vocals. A percussive pulse and lush synths serve as the initial accompaniment, evolving steadily into the crisp guitars’ re-emergence. “I can bury my pain like an idiot, or I can finally own it,” the vocals let out during a particularly catching melodic shift. The “leave it in Indiana,” hook is wholly replay-inducing, converging the breezily delight instrumentation with a laid-back vocal composure.

Per Lucky Spell: “The song is about getting over yourself and not wallowing in your pain. After a heartbreak, you just need to kick on.”

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.

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