lazy hunter – “I Want to Save the World but I Don’t Know How”

Photo Credit: Chris Gibson

UK duo lazy hunter preview their upcoming debut album with the riveting single “I Want to Save the World but I Don’t Know How.” Formed in 2019 by brothers Chris and Pete Gibson, lazy hunter arose from a desire to break free from the rules often constraining potential commercial success. While their previous bands found success with national radio spots and TV placement, there remained a desire to form a band “with no rules whatsoever.” Two EPs followed in 2021, with 2022 seeing the mini-album Fast Track to the Peach Blossom Spring.

Contemplative guitar twangs open the track and escalate steadily from there. Punchy percussion grows into a suave vocal presence, with the “don’t wanna hear it,” vocal refrain building momentum into the exhilarating chorus. A haunting vocal croon and added guitar line enamor during this rise, escalating into firm rock-forward territory before settling back into the crisp jangle of the verses. A frenzied assortment of guitar distortion and chaotic synths merge past the three-minute mark for further ardent success, thereafter launching into a heavy, blistering enthusiasm that carries the track into a satiating, full-bodied finale.

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

This release was discovered via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

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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