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Posted November 30, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Throwback Rock
 
 

The Northern Light – “Waiting for the Flood”

Photo Credit: Nadja vol Ochs

Seattle-based band The Northern Light deliver a resonating rock sound on new track “Waiting for the Flood,” whose impassioned vocal delivery and twangy guitar tones remind fondly of Neil Young’s rock-forward material. The band describe the single as being about digging “deep into holding on too long to truths that must be spoken until the reality breaks through.”

“Waiting for the Flood” continuously engages with a dynamic tonal presentation, ranging from twangy understated charm to rousing roots-rock invigoration. The eclectic shifts are apparent in the first 30 seconds alone, traversing thereafter to an eclectic vocal lead that proves fitting.

The exulting vocal punch, just after the one-minute turn, sends chills with its empowering “on the rise,” conclusion. The subsequent “digging deeper,” verses grounds listeners back into a sense of familiarity, before injecting another series of ardent guitar-first displays. The Northern Light show excellently with “Waiting for the Flood,” featuring the talents of singer/songwriter David Pollon (guitar, vocals, songwriting),drummer Kip Rondorf, and bassist Carl Larsson.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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. Send your music to [email protected].