Virgø – “Destiny”


Honolulu-based artist Virgø impresses with a glistening, powerful hip-hop sound on “Destiny.” Soulful vocal flourishes and charismatic piano build to a grandiose beginning. The track’s glowing, ethereal backing vocals and grounding lead correspond melodically. “And just like that, I set the tone,” Virgø admits, kick-starting a powerful sequence led by piano and guitar.

An added percussive punch and suave guitar around richly resonating around the track’s mid-point. The “what goes around,” bridge incorporates a serene organ touch, evolving into guitar-laden dazzling and vulnerable lyrical captivation. “Destiny” is a superbly produced and melodic track from Virgø, who’s clearly on the rise.

Virgø elaborates further on the track:

“This song is about the challenges we face in our everyday lives and how we can overcome these obstacles through determination. Destiny is probably my most personal song that I’ve written/recorded so far, because it talks about an individual that struggles to find an identity but also originality. But once he does, he feels on top of the world after years of struggle and hardship. The confidence that bleeds out of myself rubs off an influence that infectious & warming.”

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

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

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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