Vanderzee – “The Coming Day”


A melodic rock success, “The Coming Day” is a track out today from Vanderzee, an artist based in the Catskills (New York). The classical guitarist and experimental producer crafts a sound here with shades of The Killers and The Cure, balancing emotive yearning with a fun accessibility. The hooky single represents the first single from his upcoming album, Divergent.

Described as “an anthem of eternal hopefulness amidst the drudgery of subsistence,” “The Coming Day” shows a striking immediacy. “Every night I lie awake and think about the coming day,” the opening vocals admit, with steady percussion and playful guitar swipes barreling toward a power-pop enthusiasm. The “another day, another dollar,” refrain excites throughout, with the ascending vocal passion sending chills. “The Coming Day” plays with anthemic charm in encouraging hope and brightness even amidst the mind-numbing daily routines.

The track was written, recorded, and produced in Vanderzee’s home studio in the Catskills, with drums by partner/muse Janna Pelle.

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