Toy Dinosaur – “Matters of Chance”


“Matters of Chance” is a new track from Toy Dinosaur, traversing from moody late-night contemplation into a passionate uptick in vocal emotion amidst the nocturnal soundscape. Per the duo of Joshua Batstone and Brian Bob Young, the track is “about love and longing.”

Past the introduction, the vocals assume an emotional yearning that sends chills. “I try to find a motive,” the vocals start here. “You don’t understand,” they continue with soaring elegance into slight guitars and a buzzing, bass-y pulse. This emotional rise stars as the track’s centerpiece, and the verses tout a climactic, atmospheric pull as well.

“Matters of Chance” is another stellar showing from Toy Dinosaur, who fight caught our ears in March with the single “Before it Ends.”

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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