Quincey May Brown – “Gut, Inhuman”

Photo Credit: Jemima Williams

The riveting “Gut, Inhuman” is a new track from Quincey May Brown, an artist from Manchester, UK. Harp and guitar entrance with trickling beauty, leading the initial instrumentation. Brown’s accompanying vocals play like a conversational retelling at points, biting with lines like “I’m making milkshakes, while you’re making deals with equity weasels.”

Such lyrics reflect a struggle of participating as a consumer, in a society where every purchase and action seems to benefit an immoral source — a sentiment captured beautifully by the ensuing verse: “Even the pen from which my quibbles flow through / Beneath lies a backdrop of inhuman revenue.”

In the second half especially, there’s an orchestral-like resonance that lingers with a textural appeal. Such elements, and backing vocals, come via the track’s producer, Joel Harries (Lichen Slow, 72%).

Brown describes the track as “a commentary on the impossibility of living and being a consumer, even down to buying basic essentials such as milk, without lining the pockets of corrupt businessmen, politicians and other ‘equity weasels.’”

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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