Nick Campbell Destroys – “Fancy Jeans” (feat Jacob Luttrell)


Contagious funk-pop success “Fancy Jeans” represents the first single from Nick Campbell Destroys’ debut album, Art. The Los Angeles-based artist is joined by featured vocalist Jacob Luttrell, whose perky and enthusiastic vocal fervency is a perfect fit for the production’s funk-pop charisma. Campbell’s songwriting and bass work stands out especially, exemplifying his love for traditional jazz and funk while also touting a modern-pop touch.

The sensual initial vocal push and synth-y pulses concoct an energetic ’80s nostalgia. The glistening keys arriving alongside the “see you dancing free,” contemplation represents a clever tonal shift, traversing seamlessly into the funk-ified “got my fancy jeans,” hook thereafter. Luttrell’s charismatic vocals plays engagingly amidst the peppy production, touting a versatile charm between the soulful romanticizing and funk-pop energy.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 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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