Medium Punch – “Everglow” (ft. Patrick Malaibe)


Melbourne-based producer Medium Punch crafts a spellbinding pop sound on the new single “Everglow,” featuring the soulful vocals of Patrick Malaibe.

The sample-laden production kickstarts with a placid bass line, easing into eerie synth reflections and a quivering vocal lead. The introduction intrigues with ample momentum, “I know, that my love is a bright star in everglow,” the vocals admit. “But your heart, is a flame, and it’s getting low.” These verses guide into a nocturnal vocal sample amidst mellow organs, guiding into a memorable hook that emphasizes the sentiment “You know I need you.”

The heartrending lyrics and entrancing vocals captivate in their retelling of a newly crumbling relationship, where the end feels nigh. The multi-layered vocal mixing past the mid-point sends chills, prior to the “I wanna make this work,” verses. Chilly keys add a twinkling charm amidst the satiating conclusion, with the lyrics echoing a genuine yearning amidst ghostly backing effects.

Medium Punch explains: “This song is about being in a relationship, everything is fine until eventually something starts to feel off, and you know instinctively that the end is near.”

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