Greg Bounce – “Brain Movies”

Credit: Jerry-Lee Bosmans

Another stirring single from Lisbon-based artist Greg Bounce, “Brain Movies” meshes vibrant rhythms and colorful synths with a melodic vocal lead. The driving, hypnotic pulse and hooky vocal spells remind of a cross between Cut Copy and LCD Soundsystem. “Brain Movies” precedes Bounce’s upcoming full-length album of the same name, releasing on October 4th.

Thematically, the track takes inspiration from today’s knack for constant information-feeding. “Packing our minds so full of endless podcasts, series and tweets means that we become strangers in our own heads,” Bounce says. “I wrote ‘Brain Movies’ to capture the digital chaos of making your brain a hard drive, and how it gets in the way of us truly knowing ourselves.”

A debonair, funk-laden bass line and perky rhythms complement honest lyrical perspectives. “I don’t mind how much I know,” he admits. “I don’t know how much I mind.” The title-touting sequence unveils a touch of ’80s-inspired nostalgia, into absorbing synth-led glitziness approaching the second minute. A spoken-word approach crafts an enticing mid-point, with the track’s remainder re-engaging with a colorfully melodic spirit.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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