Prince Joely – “The Empathizer (sha na nah)”


A new track from Prince Joely, “The Empathizer (sha na na)” unveils hypnotic mystique throughout its steady evolution. Initial guitar whimpers build steadily with a twangy allure. Swooning vocals — “but now we know how it feels,” — offer further enticement, converging amidst the playful organs and guitar-laden pulses. A lingering, ghostly guitar line closes the track with a satiating glow, reminiscent of Wire’s atmospheric art-rock. “The Empathizer (sha na na)” intoxicates with its debonair progressions and anesthetic vocal refrains.

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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