Dan Szyller – “King’s Hall”


A standout from Dan Szyller‘s recent album The Celestial Immigrant, “King’s Hall” recently unveiled an accompanying music video that captures the track’s mystical, rock-forward theatrics. The video was filmed in Metz, France, and directed by Thibault Graillot — featuring Szyller performing the song in a variety of notable locations, including the museum “de lá cour d’or” and the stronghold “Porte des Allemands.”

“I chose this song for the theatrical character of The Celestial Immigrant album and to show how interesting this work really was,” said Szyller. “We explored many areas of Rock.”

A prog-rock character is evident in the growth from contemplative guitars and strings, into a fervent vocal-led expanse with invigorating qualities. The patiently unfolding introduction lifts into the “thing called love and jealousy,” vocal exultation, accompanied by medieval-feeling melodies alongside a hard-rocking vigor. The video, and its variety from calming ocean shots to ominous color schemes, adds even further engrossment to the stimulating track.

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