Joel Sammut + Dakota Blue – “What Happened To The Weekend”


Meshing synth-touched mystique and grungy guitar hints, “What Happened To The Weekend” is an engrossing collaborative single from Australian producer/singer/songwriter Joel Sammut and Los Angeles-based artist Dakota Blue. “It is about being taken aback by how quickly time has passed whilst trying to make sense of it,” Dakota says of the track.

Twangy guitars and lush synth pulses complement a suave vocal charm to start. “What happened to the weekend? I think I’m at my wit’s end,” the vocals let out, as a playful percussive expansion gradually takes hold amidst the hypnotic bass and synth flashes. “What Happened To The Weekend” touts a hypnotically hooky engrossment throughout, propelled by steady vocals and an atmospheric production, highlighted by developing rhythms and synth/guitar interplay.

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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