boycry – “control”


Dutch band boycry unveil a compelling rock and post-punk intertwining on their single “control.” Bursting guitar distortion gives way to a suave vocal composure, its dark lyrics referencing death and anticipated reactions.

A raucously emotive ascension drives into the “I’m in control, I lost control,” build — a Joy Division reference, perhaps — and an eerie synth-laden integration. The “lullabies,” push into further amped-up guitars also resonates. “control” is a stylish, moody success from boycry.

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