Jenn Vix – “Mr. Strange”


“Mr. Strange” is a new track from Jenn Vix, a Rhode Island-based artist whose pop sound finds haunting entrancement in vocal intrigue and chilly synth arpeggios. Since her 1995 self-titled debut album, which earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Jenn Vix has crafted a compelling sound with dreamy mystique. Her recent material, consisting of singles and EPs, continues strong.

“Mr. Strange is an Indie Pop/Trap banger, about a woman who has a lot of fun with a male blow-up doll,” Vix says. “You can leave the rest up to your imagination.”

Certainly fits for the Halloween season with its eerie synth-forward development and vocal yearning, “Mr. Strange” embraces idiosyncrasy and self-empowerment in its thematic focus. Hints of guitar emerge at points like past the two-minute mark, with a dark distorted envelopment, though largely the track excels on Vix’s spirited vocal delivery and the prancing key-laden eeriness. “Mr. Strange” is another stellar addition to Vix’s impressive discography.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 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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