Deepest Bison – “I Need a Calling”


“I Need a Calling” is a resonating track from Minnesota-based artist Deepest Bison, the project of Kyle Imes. Via the recent album Low Impulse Imagined, the track presents a hypnotic folk sound with spirited vocals and an exhilarating central rise. The ghostly vocal effect approaching the one-minute turn plays with chilling effect, surrounded by rollicking acoustics and lyrics that reflect on “a perfect world,” and “common days,” alike. A loose-fitting guitar wandering closes the track out with enjoyably capricious allure, finalizing with a thumping bass.

“I Need a Calling” and this album in general represent continued success from Deepest Bison, whose 2019 album, Ghost Planet, was one of our favorites that year.

Stream the project’s latest album, Low Impulse Imagined:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

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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