Prince of Sweden – “The View from the Top Rope”


London-based singer/songwriter Prince of Sweden impresses with the melodic “The View from the Top,” showing well in its bouncy piano-laden nostalgia, backing organs, and delectable guitar expressions. Feeling like a melding of classic Wall of Sound inspiration with peppier modern indie rock/pop, “The View from the Top Rope” compels throughout.

Enamoring from the get-go, quick guitar swipes and playful organs pulsate enjoyably amidst a classic-sounding appeal. The piano’s bouncier involvement arises alongside the artist’s uptick in vocal vibrancy. The twangy, sporadic guitar lead proves catching upon the momentary vocal pauses, joining again during the irresistibly bright and hooky chorus. “Fear from looking down, to the top row to the ground,” punctuates this central hook with ample replay-ability and charm.

The track serves as the lead single on Prince of Sweden’s new EP, Kicking out Time, streaming below:

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

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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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